Browsing: J.J. Abrams
Paramount and Bad Robot have hired Oscar-nominated Arrival scribe Eric Heisserer to write the script, which follows a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies.
Abrams hasn’t directed a movie since Star Wars: The Force Awakens, nor was he developing any projects that appeared ready to go, but just because he was available doesn’t mean that Lucasfilm didn’t have to back up the Brinks truck and pay him a ton of money.
J.J. Abrams is continuing to add more to his TV slate with an adaptation of My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, a memoir Amy Silverstein. Bad Robot acquired the book in a competitive situation and is set to develop it into a limited series.
Still riding the high from the success of his directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, Jordan Peele is set to executive produce the new HBO series Lovecraft Country, which has been given a straight-to-series order.
Bad Robot to produce a half-hour dramedy series based on RuPaul’s rise from being a night club figure in 1980’s New York City to a drag queen and stardom.
The film follows Doaa Al Zamel, a 19-year-old Syrian woman who fled Egypt for a better life in Sweden, only to find herself stranded at sea with two small children.
Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot are already working with Daisy Ridley on the fantasy thriller Kolma, and now they’ve enlisted the Star Wars heroine once again, as she’s attached to play a spy in A Woman of No Importance.
Follows American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Rejected because of her gender and a disability, Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE. She later joined the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA.
Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is heading to the small screen to star and produce The Nix, a limited series from WBTV and JJ Abrams. Abrams produces through his Bad Robot production company and will likely direct a portion of the series.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director is set to produce the Ocean’s Eleven-style animated feature written by Corpse Bride scribe Pamela Pettler.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams is set to produce Beta, from a script by Now You See Me screenwriter Ed Solomon. Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot banner for Paramount.
Daniel Bruhl is the latest to circle the sci-fi thriller God Particle at Paramount. The growing cast includes David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Krasinski, and Elizabeth Debecki.
Elizabeth Debicki is circling a role in J.J. Abrams’s long-gestating God Particle. The cast of the Paramount sci-fi flick currently includes David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. John Krasinski is also in talks to join.
Daisy Ridley and her Star Wars director J.J. Abrams may be teaming up again in Kolma, a remake of an Israeli TV movie from 2003.
A look at the enduring impression left by actor Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek.
It looks like John Krasinski is thinking about going the sci-fi route for his next film. The Office alum is in talks to star in J.J. Abrams’s upcoming sci-fi thriller God Particle.
You know it’s coming, simply because it’s all anyone can talk about. They tell you to pick a side, they throw all kinds of images and faces at you, they talk numbers and revel in the intrigue and suspense. It’s going to be huge, they tell you, and you look at the evidence and realize that, in one form or another, they’re right.
This week, Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker unveiled his latest venture project, Screening Room, and sought the backing of some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers. Now, a line has been drawn in the sand, with some of Hollywood’s biggest players taking sides.
Usually when there’s a lot of hype around a film that’s been cloaked in mystery, the outcome is more-or-less disappointment. This is not the case with 10 Cloverfield Lane.
UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.
Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Along with a short clip revealing principal production has gotten underway, it has also been announced that Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran have been added to the cast.
With Sundance just around the corner, we’re bringing you our picks for what’s worth watching at the festival. The Spotlight, Special Events and Shorts program include something new from J.J. Abrams, Cannes-darling The Lobster, and Don Cheadle as Miles Davis.
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.