After directing the last two Star Trek movies and having signed up for a third, JJ Abrams has decided to step down from the director’s chair for the next Star Trek film. You’re either super excited or super bummed about this news, I’m sure… let’s cuddle.
In what is apparently an all-out goal of becoming the King of All Nerds, JJ Abrams has said that Half-Life and Portal movies are in the works and he might be directing. So he’s done Spielberg and Star Trek, and he’ll be doing Star Wars… if he then takes on Half-Life and Portal, he probably should have a major west coast city named after him.
Star Trek Into Darkness helmer J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII for Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, reports TheWrap. The site says that Ben Affleck was also in contention.
Terminally ill Star Trek fan dies a few days after watching a private screening of the new Star Trek movie
With the power of the internet behind him, a friend of Daniel Craft, a huge Star Trek fan and co-founder of the New York Asian Film Festival managed to make Craft’s dying wish of seeing JJ Abrams’ next Trek film before its release a reality. Craft was quickly dying of liver cancer, and Redditors pulled together to make the dream a reality. Daniel Craft was granted his wish and received a private screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness. Several days later, Craft passed from this mortal coil. Damn it’s dusty in here.
If you were wondering what you might be calling JJ Abrams’ next Star Trek movie, it probably won’t be ‘Star Trek 2’. Instead, it looks like it might be called ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’.
About a month ago, several pictures of Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch in character, in costume and on the set of the new Star Trek movie hit the internet. Happens all the time. Only it reeeeally pissed off director JJ Abrams, who had a massive wall made of shipping containers erected around the set to keep the paparazzi out.
The Action Movie FX app for iOS is undoubtedly a piece of viral marketing for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, but it’s a pretty cool one. The free app uses the magic of augmented reality to add missile strikes and flipping cars to your otherwise boring environment.
One of the big movies of the summer, Super 8 by JJ Abrams, the director who brought us Cloverfield, the newest Star Trek flick, and of course, Lost, tries his hand at a more family friendly fair. What came out is an amazing homage to the blockbusters of years past, drawing as much from Close Encounters as from The Goonies.
When JJ Abrams did his Star Trek movie reboot, he conveniently made his Star Trek world a slightly different alternate reality than had appeared in either the original series or any of the original series movies, giving him a lot more room for creativity without brining down the hellfire and brimstone wrath of hardcore Trekkies.