A long time ago, David Fincher was in the running to direct The Force Awakens, a job that eventually went to JJ Abrams. As it turns out, Fincher avoided the galaxy far, far away for a good reason.
I mean, when you’re pitching yourself as being “From the Mind of Stephen King,” you damn well better have a small slice of Americana hiding some messed up stuff. But Castle Rock’s own take on a classic King trope looks as starkly gorgeous as it does creepy.
Your Name is one of the best animated films in recent memory, and Hollywood has finally taken notice. Paramount is planning a live-action remake, with J.J. Abrams to produce and Eric Heisserer, who wrote Arrival, to adapt the script.
Remember this morning when, with the news that J.J. Abrams would return to Star Wars to replace Colin Trevorrow on Episode IX, we all thought the movie would stay on track for its May 2019 release date? Well, think again: Lucasfilm just confirmed that the movie as received a 7-month push back to December.
The replacement for Colin Trevorrow has been found—and it’s a familiar face to Star Wars fans. Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed that Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will return to the franchise to both write and direct the final chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Lucasfilm just announced that Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX.
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.