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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?