JJ Abrams - Photo © Richard Chavez
Heading up one big-budget sci-fi action franchise is apparently not enough for director JJ Abrams who is reportedly close to making a deal to direct Star Wars Episode VII
. With two Star Trek
films under his belt, Abrams is definitely not a stranger to being in charge of a franchise with a passionate fan base which should work in his favor if he does sign on the dotted line and attach himself to the new Star Wars
Disney’s not wasting any time in bringing Star Wars 7
to the screen, setting a 2015 release for the return to the world of Jedi warriors and bizarre space creatures.
The studio’s tapped Michael Arndt to handle the script and there’s no official confirmation on whether he’ll be including any of the past Star Wars
characters in the new films.
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Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 15 years, including 13 years as the writer for About.com's Hollywood Movies site. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and President of the San Diego Film Critics Society.
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