The night The Force Awakens premiered in Hollywood, J.D. Dillard finished his first movie, Sleight. Those two events may sound unrelated, but not for Dillard. Without seeing the seventh Star Wars movie get made, Dillard wouldn’t have been inspired to make his acclaimed film.
The first collaboration between Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams, author Stephen King, and Hulu yielded 11.22.63, an eight-episode time-travel drama about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Next up, apparently: a project called Castle Rock that looks squarely aimed at fans of King’s classic best-sellers.
Bad Robot has just hired a director to film a movie called Overlord, which is about American soldiers fighting Nazi zombies in World War II.
Ryan Reynolds explains how long we’re going to have to wait for Deadpool 2. Tom Hiddleston shoots down a Sherlock rumor while being very circumspect about Thor: Ragnarok. Meanwhile, his Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth says that J.J. Abrams has a Star Trek 4 idea. Hugh Dancy once again teases a Hannibal return. To me, my…
Soon, the world of acting will be divided among those who’ve appeared in a Star Wars movie and those who had the chance but weren’t picked/were too busy/just flubbed the audition. And no, there won’t be a third group of people who never tried out. Everyone will be considered and only the few chosen will be invited.
The new show is called Glare, and it is a drama about the colonization of space. Just like Westworld, Abrams will be an executive producer.
J.J. Abrams dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to share a short clip from the season one finale of Westworld. And while it looks like Charlotte Halte (Tessa Thompson) is getting what she wants, I wouldn’t count Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) out at all.
Did you know Harrison Ford wore digital hair extensions in The Force Awakens? Well, that’s just one of the awesome tidbits J.J. Abrams gives up during an illuminating director’s commentary that’ll be available November 15 on the film’s 3D Blu-ray release.
There was a lot of amazing visual setpieces in The Force Awakens, made possibly by the incredible wizardry of ILM and many other VFX studios. But sometimes the best use of CGI is one where you had no idea its even used, as J.J. Abrams points out in this exclusive clip from his new Force Awakens commentary track.
The Force Awakens is getting the 3D Blu-ray collector’s edition treatment on November 15, and we’ve already started to get peeks at extras that will be included with the release. Today, we learned how one of J.J. Abrams’ filmmaking peers made a key suggestion, making an important scene even more impactful.
Much has been said about Kylo Ren’s roiling internal conflict in The Force Awakens—mostly about the fateful moment he steps further into the dark side by murdering his own father. But was the young Solo really so far gone before he killed Han? J.J. Abrams’ new commentary track for the film tells all.
It’s been a long time coming, but audiences are finally a few weeks out from seeing the pilot of HBO’s Westworld. Now actor James Marsden said part of the reason we all had to wait so long for Westworld was because the writers wanted to make sure before they moved forward, they had the story completely figured…
We all knew this was coming, but it doesn’t hurt our wallets any less. Disney has just announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to 3D Blu-ray November 15. The four-disc set will include a feature commentary by J.J. Abrams and new deleted scenes.
He’s not going to tell you what the idea is, of course—he is J.J. Abrams, after all. But if there’s a person in such a position to actually get a movie made about the mysterious cronies of Kylo Ren made, it’s him.
Star Trek Beyond isn’t in theaters yet, but it sounds like a fourth film is already taking shape, at least according to J.J. Abrams. The director of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) says that Chris Hemsworth, who made a cameo in his pre-Thor days as Captain Kirk’s doomed father, will return.
Sharing screen time with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego J.J. Abrams adds troop command and blaster marksmanship to his already impressive resume.
You know what? It doesn’t sound like James Cameron liked Star Wars: The Force Awakens very much. A new interview with the influential director of Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar is now online and when asked about the film, he does a beautiful dance around his real feelings.
Despite earlier rumors to the contrary, another rumor surfaced last week which claimed that there was still some uncertainty over which universe the new Star Trek series would be set in, that of the original series, Next Generation, DS9 and the like, or the new universe of the recent movies? But we have a better…
The amount of things that go into making a movie work is almost unfathomable. One that very often gets overlooked, though, is sound—not music, sound. Every snap, crackle, and pop in a movie has been expertly crafted and this new supercut of sound in Star Wars: The Force Awakens provides just a taste.
At last night’s Star Trek fan event, the latest trailer for Star Trek Beyond wasn’t the only newsworthy event: J.J. Abrams announced that Paramount Pictures’ lawsuit against Axanar Productions was “going away.”