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January 24, 2013
 

And the Director of Episode VII is…

J.J. Abrams; I can’t say I’m surprised really due to his success with the Star Trek reboot, it’s just… he kinda already did it with Star Trek and it’s a bit of a safe option. I reckon the movie will be great though and will no doubt have an over use of lens flare, but I’m still excited for the movie.

 

 

Deadline is reporting the following news: Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be helming the next Star Wars movie. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline today. Argo director Ben Affleck was also up for the gig, the source says. Abrams was courted heavily by producer Kathleen Kennedy to take the Star Wars job. Expected in 2015, Abrams’ Episode VII effort will be the first new Star Wars movie since 2005′s Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. Michael Arndt is writing the script for the first installment of the relaunch of George Lucas’ franchise by Disney. The company bought Lucasfilm on October 30, 2012 for $4 billion with the Force franchise as the jewel in the crown. At the time, CEO Bob Iger announced that three more Star Wars films were in the pipeline.

We shall watch his career with great interest…

Source: Deadline



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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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