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Ford not 'yet' ready to talk 'Star Wars' sequels

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford isn't ready — "yet" — to talk about his reported part in Disney's planned "Star Wars" sequel, but he praises its director, J.J. Abrams. "I think he's fantastic," Ford said in a recent interview.Read more on NewsOK.com


J.J. Abrams Reportedly Attached to Direct 'Star Wars VII'

Whatever screenwriter Michael Arndt comes up with for Star Wars: Episode VII, he'll be hard-pressed to make it as entertaining as the heaps of twists and turns that the rumor mill has already given us. To wit: J.J. Abrams, who was once rumored as a potential director for the movie before he publicly dismissed those reports by saying he'd rather be in the audience, is now apparently directing after all.


'Alcatraz' - 'Pilot/Ernest Cobb': We have to go back!

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall invites his readers to review "Alcatraz," the new time-travel drama from producer J.J. Abrams, starring Sarah Jones, Sam Neill and Jorge Garcia.


Weller of 'Robocop' fame joins `Star Trek' sequel


"Robocop" actor Peter Weller is joining the cast of director J.J. Abrams' big-screen "Star Trek" sequel. An APA talent agency spokesman for Weller said Monday the actor's role is a principal one in the film, but details were being kept under wraps.


Box Office Report: J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' Defies Odds to Earn $37 Million

Box Office Report: J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' Defies Odds to Earn $37 Million

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 opened to a better-than-expected $37 million at the domestic box office after an aggressive 11th hour marketing blitz by Paramount. Including paid previews on Thursday, the period sci-fi pic has earned $38 million in its first four days.


'Super 8' rules Friday: $12.2M

'Super 8' rules Friday: $12.2M

On a scale of 10, Super 8 pretty much scored an eight by collecting $12.2 million on Friday, according to early estimates. (It also grossed $1 million on Thursday from Twitter-publicized screenings at 324 theaters.) The sci-fi adventure, directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, was never expected to leave the train station with huge numbers, with industry insiders predicting a $30 million opening. But Super 8 is now on track for a debut of about $34 million. The PG-13 movie will likely fall a bit short of the opening gross of the 2008 Abrams-produced monster flick Cloverfield, which gobbled up $40.1 million its first weekend. But for a $50 million film starring a mostly no-name cast, this is still a solid start.


Surprise: ‘Super 8’ to open a day early via Twitter campaign

Surprise: ‘Super 8’ to open a day early via Twitter campaign

The trailer for “Super 8” launched on Twitter. And now the movie will as well. Paramount announced today that J.J. Abrams’s Spielbergian monster movie will open Thursday, a day earlier than its scheduled midnight Friday release date, on about 300 screens around the country. In partnership with Twitter, the studio is directing people to #Super8Secret, a sponsored hashtag that takes Twitter users to a direct link to buy tickets for the Thursday screenings.


'Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol' Is Loaded With Brad Bird's Signature Style, Says J.J. Abrams

Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams successfully restored Ethan Hunt to big-screen glory with "Mission Impossible III," but when "Ghost Protocol" comes our way this December, Abrams will be stepping away from the director's seat in favor of a producer role. But don't worry: the mission is in the very capable hands of Brad Bird, the man ...


J.J. Abrams to pitch new drama about Alcatraz Island

EW has confirmed that uber-producer J.J. Abrams, together with "Lost" executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff, are gearing up to pitch a new show called "Alcatraz," a drama about the infamous prison in the San Francisco Bay.


J.J. Abrams Developing '7 Minutes' Thriller

Feature would be based on teen game that sends couple into a closet for makeout session.


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