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

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
Trent Moore

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
Trent Moore

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
Trent Moore

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
Trent Moore

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
Trent Moore

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
Trent Moore

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
Trent Moore

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.'
Trent Moore

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
Trent Moore

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?

The iconic filmmakers Abrams looked to for inspiration while shooting The Force Awakens
Trent Moore

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.

Watch the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens get schooled by a 7-year-old
Trent Moore

As we hit the home stretch on the way to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ opening next month, the cast has decided to take on a 7-year-old fan in franchise trivia. Spoiler alert: It does not go well.

Abrams on going overboard with lens flare, righting his wrongs with Star Wars
Trent Moore

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?

James Franco goes back in time in first footage from Stephen King’s 11.22.63
Trent Moore

Hulu is moving into the event series space next year, with a high-profile take on Stephen King’s time-travel tale 11.22.63. Now we finally have our first look at J.J. Abrams’ small-screen adaptation.