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?
It’s been well-chronicled that director J.J. Abrams was initially hesitant to take the reins of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so when he finally decided to take the gig, he turned to the giants for inspiration.
Fans are decidedly mixed on J.J Abrams’ Star Trek revival, but there’s one thing everyone can agree on — it featured a boatload of lens flare. So should we expect the same in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?