Saturday, July 12, 2014





Abrams on 'Star Wars': 'surreal' and 'exciting'


February 20. 2013 3:51AM
Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


cebe8aa7bb0748daac6f97cc42ce0cfe.jpg



(AP) J.J. Abrams calls getting assigned to direct the seventh live-action Star Wars film as surreal as it is exciting.


The director-producer-writer spoke with a handful of media outlets on the red carpet before darting into the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night. Abrams was there to accept the Norman Lear Achievement Award for such television works as Felicity (1998-2002), Alias (2001-2006), Lost (2004-2010), Fringe (2008-2013) as well as the current series Person of Interest and Revolution.


Abrams also is proving to be a go-to director of successful new films for long-established franchises, such as Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.


Last week, Lucasfilm officially announced Abrams' hiring for Star Wars: Episode VII, which has a tentative release date of 2015. Star Wars creator George Lucas personally endorsed Abrams in a statement: I've consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He's an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn't be in better hands.


As for Abrams' plans for Episode VII?


You know, obviously, it's so early, he replied. I can just say what I want to do: I want to do the fans proud. I want to make sure the story is something that touches people. And we're just getting started. I'm very excited.


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds