J.J. Abrams Directing the New 'Star Wars' Film

J.J. Abrams is ready to direct “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Sources have confirmed the “Star Trek Into Darkness” filmmaker can helm the following “Star Wars” movie, the highly anticipated installment within the landmark franchise scheduled to achieve theaters in 2015.

J.J. Abrams to direct new 'Star Wars' movie

“Star Wars: Episode VII” will be written by Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Toy Story 3.”
Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan have been tapped to write down “Star Wars” comes likewise, however it’s unclear whether their scripts will be for future episodes or for films outside the official trilogy.

Marvel vs. DC; Bond vs. Bourne; Star Trek vs. Star Wars-there are some pop-cultural divides that aren't meant to bridged. Apart from that unfortunate chance, though, is that the Abrams-Star Wars marriage one to be feared or celebrated?

There's little question that Abrams is a gifted director; whether he's a capable storyteller is additional open to question. I refer specifically to writer/producer Damon Lindelof and the screenwriting pair of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman-the previous a maestro of lame conclusions, and therefore the latter two maestros of lame everything. Abrams worked with Lindelof on Lost; with Orci and Kurtzman on Mission: Impossible III; and with all 3 on Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens, and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness. Provided, that's, that the director's joint participation in Star Trek and Star Wars does not land up crossing the streams and ending all life as we have a tendency to understand it instantaneously.

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