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HBO releases fantastic new Westworld trailer to remind us it’s still happening

Despite delays and production stalls, HBO is still hard at work on its ambitious adaptation of Westworld. In case you needed a reminder, the network has dropped a creepily fantastic new trailer for the new 10-episode series.

J.J. Abrams drops some intriguing intel about Rey's parentage in Star Wars

Though the story was all about finding Luke Skywalker, one of the big mysteries still lingering from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the parentage of new star Rey (Daisy Ridley). Well, director J.J. Abrams just opened up a can of worms on that front.

J.J. Abrams opens up about what's taking so long with HBO's Westworld

The reboot of Westworld is arguably one of the buzziest projects currently in development at HBO, so fans were understandably bummed to hear recently that the series has been bumped all the way back to 2017. So, what’s the problem?

Abrams explains why 10 Cloverfield Lane might not be the sequel you expected

It’s rare that you can keep a movie’s plot under wraps these days, so the fact that J.J. Abrams managed to keep the development and filming of 10 Cloverfield Lane secret until the moment they dropped the first trailer is positively stunning. 

James Franco on being a man out of time in Stephen King's Hulu thriller 11.22.63

James Franco will have his hands full trying to save JFK, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be making the most of his jaunt back to the 1960s in the new thriller 11.22.63.

HBO halts production on J.J. Abrams' Westworld series, still hopeful for 2016 debut

We may have to wait a bit longer than expected for HBO’s Westworld, as the network has halted production on the ambitious sci-fi series to give the writers some additional time to put the final scripts together.

J.J. Abrams has produced a super-secret sequel to Cloverfield, and here’s the trailer

It’s been almost eight years since J.J. Abrams’ disaster flick Cloverfield opened, and now we’re finally getting a sequel — and here’s the first trailer.

Abrams responds to complaints Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a 'rip-off' of A New Hope

There’s no denying Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a massive hit, and a pretty good movie to boot. But what about the pieces that seemed a bit familiar?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art reveals early designs for BB-8

Creating a new droid with the intent of filling the same space as R2-D2 and C-3PO is a tall order — but Star Wars: The Force Awakens pulled it off in spades with BB-8. So, how did J.J. Abrams come up with this adorable new piece of Star Wars lore?

This Star Wars: The Force Awakens character was originally supposed to die

We’ve been waiting a long time for it, and most fans and critics agree Star Wars: The Force Awakens more than lives up to the hype. Part of that fun was all the twists and turns along the way. Well, there was apparently another major twist that didn’t make the cut.

J.J. Abrams snuck his favorite easter egg into Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fans across the world checked out Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday night, while millions of additional fans will be heading back to a galaxy far, far away over the next few days. 

James Franco goes back in time in new trailer for Stephen King's 11.22.63

With shows like Jessica Jones and Man in the High Castle, Netflix and Amazon are leading the streaming charge into award-worthy genre fare. Well, make some room for Hulu.

J.J. Abrams has secretly been working on a 4K restoration of 1979 horror classic Phantasm

Turns out, J.J. Abrams is a very big fan of the 1979 horror flick Phantasm. He’s such a big fan, in fact, that he’s had Bad Robot working for quite a while to create a 4K restoration of Don Coscarelli's cult classic. 

Spielberg on The Force Awakens: 'There's a lot of pressure on J.J.'

As the director of more than a few monumental blockbusters, Steven Spielberg knows a thing or two about the inherent pressure involved with mega-franchises. According to him, J.J. Abrams is definitely feeling the heat.

Abrams on the challenges of making The Force Awakens, while leaving room for Episode VIII

As if bringing the Star Wars franchise back to life weren’t hard enough, director J.J. Abrams also has to balance the story elements that will eventually build out into another full-fledged trilogy. No pressure, right?