• J.J. Abrams Has Turned Down ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

      “Lost” co-creator and “Star Trek” reboot series director J.J. Abrams‘ name was one of those rumored to be in the running to call the shots on Disney’s first “Star Wars film, Episode VII” — and apparently the rumors were true.



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      However, as “amazing” as he predicts the next films will be, he told the U.K. movie magazine Empire he declined the gig early on.


      Abrams reportedly told Empire, “[T]here were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to ‘Star Trek’, and also just being a ['Star Wars'] fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things.”

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      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Good riddance to bad rubbish. He wasn't a Star Trek fan, so he turned Star Trek into a bad Star Wars ripoff. I can't imagine then what he'd do to Star Wars with that mindset.
      1. jedibear's Avatar
        jedibear -
        Hallelujah!!!!
        The thought of seeing "Star Wars" turned into two hours of lens flares and a string of "wouldn't it be cool ifs..." was a scary thought...

        Now there is still a chance for a genuine story and something fresh...
      1. happy's Avatar
        happy -
        Quote Originally Posted by jedibear View Post
        Hallelujah!!!!
        The thought of seeing "Star Wars" turned into two hours of lens flares and a string of "wouldn't it be cool ifs..." was a scary thought...

        Now there is still a chance for a genuine story and something fresh...

        The new director needs to come from the old school of directing or this could end badly.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I don't care what era a director comes from or is inspired by, just be competent and not gimmicky. Express ideas through a simple lens, Star Wars doesn't need cinematographical or any other style tricks, only a director who has a clear vision of what story he's telling and how he wants his actors and technical folks to express it. I don't know if there are a lot of directors these days who are both competent and unafraid to let the story take precedence, but I hope we get one.

        I can tell you Abrams is currently not it, he's in the shadow of Spielberg a lot, and is overly gimmicky with the camera to hide simplistic and hollow ideas.
      1. Tycho's Avatar
        Tycho -
        James Cameron.
      1. sith_killer_99's Avatar
        sith_killer_99 -
        Martin Scorsese
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
        I don't care what era a director comes from or is inspired by, just be competent and not gimmicky. Express ideas through a simple lens, Star Wars doesn't need cinematographical or any other style tricks, only a director who has a clear vision of what story he's telling and how he wants his actors and technical folks to express it. I don't know if there are a lot of directors these days who are both competent and unafraid to let the story take precedence, but I hope we get one.

        I can tell you Abrams is currently not it, he's in the shadow of Spielberg a lot, and is overly gimmicky with the camera to hide simplistic and hollow ideas.
        This is exactly why the idea of Matthew Vaughn directing is exciting for me. The only real flourishes in X-Men: First Class were during a training montage, which was more done in editorial. Kyle Newman has been talking about David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter movies and let the story speak for itself. I loved what Alfonso Cuaron did with Prisoner of Azkaban as a stylistic departure, but I don't want Episode VII to feel too different from the existing films.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        I haven't seen First Class yet, but I did see Stardust and Kick-***. Stardust was fair but had a lot of pacing problems. Kick-*** was very stylized and not always competently at that, but both films worked on a smaller level.

        David Yates I found were better than Azkaban and Goblet of Fire, both of which I disliked quite a bit, but he missed the sparkle and magic of that world, he was very serious and driven to darkness but didn't capture the wonder.
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