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J.J. Abrams Takes Over the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Script

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We'd heard tale of George Lucas and J.J. Abrams oh-so-frequently collaborating via phone tag on the story for "Star Wars: Episode VII," and we did have to wonder what that meant for the film's poor little underling hired screenwriter Michael Arndt ("Toy Story 3," "Little Miss Sunshine") ... and now we know. Get More »

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George Lucas Is 'Constantly' Buzzing with J.J. Abrams Over 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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If J.J. Abrams thought George Lucas would go quietly into the Tatooine desert night just because Disney now owns his studio, he was sadly mistaken. Or happily, depending.

'Cause according to Lucas' son, the creator of all-things-Jedi is still very much in the mix when it comes to developing "Star Wars: Episode VII," the first installment of the spacey franchise that he's not directing himself. Get More »

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A Rejected Spin on a New 'Star Wars' Theme

Just because legendary original "Star Wars" composer John Williams has committed to once again taking to the keys (and strings and majestic horns and stuff probably) for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed new films doesn't mean the book is totally closed on space-related orchestrations. After all, Michael Giacchino, whose work soundtracked both of Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot installments and his hit TV show "LOST," has a little time on his hands.

Enter Ben Schwartz, a.k. Jean-Ralphio. Giacchino and Schwartz took to the piano for an, um, alternative update on Williams' well-known "Imperial March" piece (yes, you know, dunn dunnn dunnnnnnn dun-da-dun dun da-dunnnn). the above clip and you'll see what we mean. Get More »

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Ugh, New 'Star Wars' Movies Set to Be Origin Stories

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Back when Disney bought out Lucasfilm with the intention of making "Star Wars: Episode VII" and beyond, the news was met with a heaping pile of skepticism. So much (understandable) vitriol and snark. But then once some of the original castmembers were wrangled back in and J.J. Abrams, giant fanboy-slash-sick director that he is, was tapped to lead the Warsian charge, well, attitudes shifted a bit toward excitement and intrigue.

Today's news might just earn a new hiss or two from the crowd, though. Get More »

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J.J. Abrams Pretty Much Confirms He Won't Be Back for 'Star Trek 3'

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The writing's kinda been on the Enterprise wall for a while now, but now it sounds like J.J. Abrams is ready to actually talk about the fact — thereby confirming for really real — that he won't be returning to the director's chair for "Star Trek 3."

The silver lining, if you want to see it, is that he will still be involved in a couple of other ways (cue the eye-rollage), including picking his replacement helmer. Get More »

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Was the 'Ant-Man' Release Pushed Up to Make Room for More Marvel?

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Edgar Wright's gonna have to hustle even harder (and most definitely faster) to make that long-awaited "Ant-Man" flick happen on schedule, ya'll, because according to Deadline, Disney and Marvel Studios have now upped the release date for the insectazoid pic from Nov. 6, 2015 to July 31, 2015 — a little more than three months sooner than originally planned.

Considering it took Wright eight freakin' years to nail down the script for his "Ant-Man" (no, seriously, he was tapped for the project back in '06 and just finished the screenplay with Joe Cornish in July-ish), that extra time might be sort of precious to the guy ... So, Marvel must have a pretty good (read: lucrative) reason up-sleeve to make such a schedule shift, riiiiiight? Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and More

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This week: One of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness," beams itself home on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and various retail exclusives packaged with collectibles and exclusive extras.

Also new this week is the twisted horror film "Frankenstein's Army," the Blu-ray debut of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" starring Matt Damon and the definitive "Friday the 13th": The Complete Collection on Blu-ray with all 12 films featuring movie maniac Jason Voorhees. Get More »

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John Williams Confirmed to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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"Star Wars: Episode VII" might be flush with new talent behind the lens, but there's at least one constant coming forward from the previous six installments. Composer John Williams — yes, he who devised that infamous d-d-d-dah dah! theme — is officially back in the fold.

Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy hit up Germany's "Star Wars" Celebration Europe this weekend and confirmed the news that Williams would be back and presented a nice little prerecorded video of him speaking on the film. Get More »

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'Star Trek 3' Producer Puts the Brakes on J.J. Abrams Return News

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We knew something seemed a little fishy when Zachary Quinto boldly announced (read: casually said at some film fest, setting us all into an unintended tizzy) that he expected "Star Trek 3" to begin filming next year with "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams returning to his captaining station behind the lens.

'Cause everyone with an ounce of nerd cred knows that Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" is going into production in January, and that's totally not some kinda Joss Whedon-esque pocket project he can bang out on the side in two weeks. That's a year's commitment, if not more.

So, we're not surprised that producer Bob Orci, when asked about the "news," calmly laid the smack down on that chatter, essentially telling Zap2it that the words were incredibly premature and unfounded. Get More »

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'Doctor Who' Wants to Play in the 'Stars' with J.J. Abrams

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Now that Matt Smith's nearing the end of his "Doctor Who" travels, he's ready to launch into another dimension: somewhere far, far away with J.J. Abrams.

Yep, while paying a visit to Comic-Con to say what's up to all the Whovians who made way to San Diego this year, Smith also chatted about his interest in playing a piece in one of those space movie games* Abrams is juggling right about now ... and, hey, the doc knows beggars can't be choosers, so he'd be delighted to be in either "Star Trek 3" movie or "Star Wars: Episode VII." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Digital Spy
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