J.J. Abrams Set to Direct Next ‘Star Wars’ Film For Walt Disney! How Exciting!
Here’s the latest Star Wars VII scoop from The Wrap, posted by Lucas Shaw on January 24th, 2013! On a side note: While we wait for the next installment of Star Wars to hit theaters in 2015, we have a lot of J.J. Abrams‘ work to look forward to with Revolution returning to NBC on March 25th, 2013 and of course his latest major motion picture, Star Trek Into Darkness hitting theaters in May! Scoops Below:
J.J. Abrams Set to Direct Next ‘Star Wars’ Film:
J.J. Abrams will direct the next “Star Wars” film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood’s most iconic and lucrative film franchises, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.
Lucasfilm Chief Kathleen Kennedy has been courting Abrams, one of the most successful directors and producers in Hollywood — and a man beloved by fanboys. He runs one of the industry’s top production companies, Bad Robot, and created or co-created television franchises like “Lost,” “Fringe” and “Alias.” He has also directed film spectacles “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek” and “Super 8.”
Though he has several producing jobs in front of him, Abrams had been uncommitted as a director. He will have to jump right into “Star Wars,” which Disney has slated for a 2015 release.
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