Captain Kirk and John Harrison face off as the Enterprise crashes into the Earth in the Super Bowl trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. The film opens May 17.
The news – still officially unconfirmed at time of writing – that JJ Abrams will direct the next Star Wars movie sent the Internet insane yesterday, with social media filled with jokes about lightsabers and lens flare and excitement about the prospect of the director taking on the most beloved of geek culture, but few asking what seems like an obvious question: If true, what does this mean for Star Trek?
J.J. Abrams, who revived Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek franchise, reveals Disney offered him a chance to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. “I declined any involvement very early on,” he says. “I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them.”
John Harrison. John Harrison. John Harrison. Nope. No matter what emphasis I put on it, the name given to Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness still means nothing in particular to me, and you know what? That’s perfectly okay with me, because the movie isn’t out for another half-year. But there are others who need to know just who John Harrison is right now… So here are some of the possibilities.
Brad Parker, second unit director on Let Me In, will helm an untitled action film for Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures, with J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves producing.
While co-creator J.J. Abrams remains “hopeful” about the future of Fringe, Fox President Kevin Reilly acknowledges “we’re not in the business of losing money.” Star Joshua Jackson, meanwhile, only hopes that the writers will be able to give the series a proper ending.
Director J.J. Abrams explains why he decided upon post-production 3D conversion on Star Trek 2, and announces that filming begins on Thursday. Nazneen Contractor has also joined the cast.
Director J.J. Abrams reportedly wants Benicio del Toro to play the villain in Star Trek sequel.
The cast has yet to receive a script for J.J. Abrams’ second Star Trek movie, which reportedly won’t be titled Star Trek 2.
Zombieland screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been tapped to adapt Hasbro’s Micronauts toyline for Paramount Pictures and director J.J. Abrams.
J.J. Abrams and Billy Ray have sold a mystery adventure pitch that they developed together to Paramount.