J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Nutso » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:15 pm

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/170076 ... -vii.jhtml

At long last, Disney's "Star Wars" sequel has found its director — and it's a bold choice, to say the least.

"Star Trek" filmmaker J.J. Abrams is Disney's choice to helm "Star Wars: Episode VII," according to reports published by TheWrap.com and Deadline.com. MTV News has reached out to Disney and Bad Robot representatives for confirmation; inquiries were not immediately returned.

Abrams was frequently cited as a fan-favorite pick for the "Star Wars" job, but his connection to the "Star Trek" series seemingly took him out of the running. Abrams even clarified in a December interview that he was approached by Lucasfilm to direct the new "Star Wars" movie, but he passed out of loyalty to "Trek."

And...Lens flare...
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:32 pm

Hmm. Graham, does this mean we'll be able to have a neo-E vs neo-ISD thread? :P
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Deepcrush » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:40 pm

This made my day.
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:24 am

Captain Seafort wrote:Hmm. Graham, does this mean we'll be able to have a neo-E vs neo-ISD thread? :P


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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:53 am

Well... I rather very much liked what he did with Star Trek. So I'm okay with this.

Course, now I'm gonna have to write a SW/ST crossover using the Abrams version of SW and ST! :lol: *<:*)X
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby McAvoy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:38 am

So.... ISDs will be 2 kms long and lens flares all over the place?
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Teaos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:37 am

I actually dont like this. I dont think he can pull off Star Wars space opera theme.
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:33 pm

Well, as usual, I don't think he's involved with the writing; as a director, he's rather capable.
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Tyyr » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:36 pm

I think this is actually just what Star Wars needs. Star Wars is in much the same place that Star Trek was, dragged down by lackluster to downright shit offerings for the last few outings. J.J. "Lens Flare" Abrams might not be the most deep director out there but the man can make an exciting, satisfying movie that will get asses in seats. Much like he's good for Trek I think he'll be good for Wars giving them both a solid kick in the ass to get them going again.
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Mikey » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:08 pm

I understand what Teaos is saying; Abrams may be slick, hep, and damned interesting at times... but I've never seen anything to indicate that he can create the sense of epic melodrama that 'Wars at its best had. However, I think if a new SW film has to be made, such a radical paradigm shift in the way it's done is just what it needs.
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Tyyr » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:17 pm

I understand the sentiment and I don't entirely disagree with it. A sweeping space epic isn't really what we've seen out of him before. However I don't really feel like that's such a bad thing. At it's best the EU showed that Star Wars can do lots of different things. It can be used as a rich setting. A few movies that focus in on certain characters or events that don't have reprecussions for the entire galaxy would honestly be welcomed by me.
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Jim » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:38 pm

Maybe it will all be handhels like Cloverfield... maybe through the eyes of a recorder droid...
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Tyyr » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:42 pm

Oh hell no, no more shaky cam.
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Re: J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode 7

Postby Nutso » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:44 pm

No. With handhelds, there can be no lens flare.
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