JJ ABRAMS

  • Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris lead stars on HBO's upcoming drama series 'Westworld' November 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris will lead the cast of HBO's upcoming drama series "Westworld" to air next year, Time Warner Inc's cable network said on Monday. "Westworld," based on the 1973 film of the same name directed by Michael Crichton, will be executively produced by J.J. Abrams,...
  • Is digital the 'death of cinema'? Digital versus celluloid debate grips the movie world June 13, 2014

    Paris: Director Quentin Tarantino lambasts digital filmmaking as nothing less than the "death of cinema as I know it". Converts hail it as a democratising force for good that is cheaper and faster than celluloid. A debate is raging in the film world about the merits of shooting movies on 35mm...
  • 'Star Wars' spinoff to be directed by 'Godzilla' filmmaker May 23, 2014

    Reuters: With J.J. Abrams kicking off the first of three new "Star Wars" films, Disney announced on Thursday that "Godzilla" filmmaker Gareth Edwards will direct a separate spinoff installment of the franchise, scheduled for December 2016. The yettobetitled "Star Wars" film, which is being written by "The Book of Eli" screenwriter...
  • JJ Abrams is not directing next 'Star Trek' film September 13, 2013

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker JJ Abrams has confirmed that he will not be directing the next installment in the 'Star Trek' franchise. The 47-year-old director said he feels 'bittersweet' to be leaving his baby in the arms of someone else, reported E! online. "Whomever it is that directs the film will be someone...
  • JJ Abrams set to direct the next 'Star Wars' film May 12, 2013

    London: In a major boost for the British film industry, the next instalment of the muchhyped 'Star Wars' series is to be shot in the UK. The official confirmation by producers Lucasfilm prompted the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, to take to Twitter to claim that the force is strong with the...
  • Star Trek Into Darkness: Captain Kirk's fights for honour May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The latest film in the Star Trek franchise is opening in Indian theatres on May 10. The film has been directed by JJ Abrams and it features John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg and Chris Pine in the lead roles. The film, starring Chris Pine...
  • Star Trek: Why are the makers deviating from the theme? May 8, 2013

    London: Director J.J. Abrams is hoping to persuade mainstream film audiences to boldly go where they have never gone before and embrace the next instalment of 'Star Trek', a franchise usually reserved for scifi geeks. The man behind the cult TV series 'Alias' and 'Lost' told Reuters he initially hesitated...
  • 'Star Trek' scared me a lot, it terrified me: Chris Pine April 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor Chris Pine reveals he wasn't too excited with the offer to feature in 2009 film 'Star Trek', initially. He says the scifi reboot was 'the furthest thing' from the dramatic parts he had dreamt of essaying. The Hollywood hunk was initially uninterested in joining J.J. Abrams' cast because...
  • Harrison Ford signs up for 'Anchorman 2' March 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Harrison Ford has signed up for 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'. The 70-year-old actor will portray a legendary newscaster in the follow up to 2004 comedy movie 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy', which will also see him join fellow franchise newcomer Kristen Wiig, said the Hollywood...
  • It's an honour making 'Star Wars': JJ Abrams January 29, 2013

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker JJ Abrams has finally spoken about his involvement in the 'Star Wars Episode 7', saying it "is an absolute honor" helming the project. The 46yearold 'Star Trek' director also said working on a 'Star Wars' movie is a dream come true, reported E! Online. "To be a part...
  • 'Star Trek' director Abrams to direct 'Star Wars' January 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: The 'Star Trek' director JJ Abrams has closed a deal to direct the installment of the Star Wars franchise. Abrams will will work with writer Michael Arndt to develop the script after finalising a deal with Disney to come aboard Episode VII of the scifi series, the Hollywood...
  • 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Teaser: James Kirk is back December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The official teaser of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is out. Directed by JJ Abrams, the film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban in the lead roles. ...
  • 'Lost' creator JJ Abrams to receive lifetime award November 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: J.J. Abrams, cocreator of the hit television series 'Lost' and one of Hollywood's top producerdirectors of supernatural films and TV shows, will receive the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, the Producers Guild of America said on Monday. Abrams, whose current credits include TV shows 'Fringe,' 'Revolution' and 'Person...
  • Stars of 'Super 8' talk about the movie June 9, 2011

    Directed by JJ Abrams, 'Super 8' is a film based on a group of friends who are out to make a zombie movie. ...