January 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Hmmm…should be good.
J.J. Abrams is set to direct “Episode VII.”
Sources have confirmed the “Star Trek Into Darkness” filmmaker will helm the next “Star Wars” movie, the highly anticipated installment in the landmark franchise scheduled to reach theaters in 2015.
[Updated: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25]: The news first broke on The Wrap website Thursday afternoon.
Abrams, who previously had denied that he would be involved with the project, is now in a position of creative control over the two most beloved franchises in the science-fiction universe: “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.”
Abrams rebooted “Star Trek” for the big screen in 2009 to much acclaim and rousing boxoffice receipts, with the film collecting upwards of $385 million. His follow-up, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” is due in theaters May 17.
His decision to direct a “Star Wars” film, however, throws into question his future with that…
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