J.J. Abrams Talks Star Trek 2

9 10 2009

In an interview with Collider, J.J. Abrams set the record straight on some controversies that emerged from this summer’s blockbuster Star Trek, and laid the groundwork for an eagerly anticipated sequel. One of the elements that was praised in his take on the classic sci-fi series is how much fun it was for both diehards and nonfans, and Abrams says he and writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are trying to keep that feeling.

One of the ways he may be looking at adding an element of wonder to the production is filming the sequel in 3D. Read the rest of this entry »

J.J. Abrams Talks Contemporary Star Trek

17 09 2009

With the summer movie season over, and September not wowing anyone so far (The Informant should be good), it’s as good a time as any to look ahead, and the people behind one of this year’s biggest movies, J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Star Trek, have started talking about what direction to take the sequel. Among the most common feedback from fans according to writer Roberto Orci, has been to make the film relevant modern day issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau Play Cowboys and Aliens

2 09 2009

After having so much fun together working on Iron Man and its sequel Jon Favreau has apparently joined Robert Downey Jr. on an adaptation of Cowboys and Aliens. According to the new blog at The Hollywood Reporter, the director has joined the Dreamworks/Universal project which RDJ has been attached to for over a year. It’s only fair that as soon as Eric goes on vacation one of his favorite actor-director combos decide to work together again. Read the rest of this entry »

J.J. Abrams Starts Work on Mission: Impossible 4. Really? Why?

10 08 2009

Variety reports that super-producer J.J. Abrams is working with Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures on bringing back the Mission Impossible series for a fourth time. With usual collaborators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman busy with a handful of other projects (Star Trek, Cowboys and Aliens, and the damn view-master movie), Abrams turned to Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec who worked with him on Alias to write the screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »

Star Trek sequel a Two-Parter?

3 08 2009

After a summer where he had two of the biggest movies of the year (Star Trek and critics’ bane Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), writer/producer Roberto Orci has already started to get to work on their inevitable followups. In an interview with io9, Orci talked about meetings for the preliminary story for the second Star Trek from a possible cliffhanger and villains the Enterprise crew could be facing. Read the rest of this entry »