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Abrams On ‘Star Wars’: ‘Surreal’ And ‘Exciting’
AP) ^ | January 27, 2013 10:27 AM

Posted on 01/27/2013 11:59:55 AM PST by BenLurkin

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 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.”

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“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.”

They have a director, but no script?

1 posted on 01/27/2013 12:00:00 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise

But, but, what about “Amazing”, “Awesome”, not to speak of “Fabulous”, and last but not least “Oh, my God!”?

2 posted on 01/27/2013 12:02:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin
Mr. Plinkett called that back in 2010.

3 posted on 01/27/2013 12:10:04 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s being written by Michael Arndt and Lawrence Kasdan. The story is finished from what I’ve read.

4 posted on 01/27/2013 12:11:44 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (
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To: BenLurkin

5 posted on 01/27/2013 12:16:16 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Future Snake Eater

Well he can direct. George Lucas can’t direct heimself out of a torn shredded paper bag.

6 posted on 01/27/2013 12:19:03 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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Unless there is 10 minute scene of JarJar binks being slowly, painfully, and horrifically consumed by fire ants, there is nothing they can possibly do to make up for the awfulness of the last 3 (well really 4) movies

7 posted on 01/27/2013 12:43:58 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

EPISODE 7 “Luke Skywalker and Princess Lia, dancing with the stars.”
EPISODE 8 “The Book Signing Tour.”

8 posted on 01/27/2013 1:11:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin

I thought the new Star Trek sucked bad.
I was really bummed when i found out this hack is gonna direct a new Star Wars flick.
Oh well, i guess i’ll wait and rent it on Netflix.

9 posted on 01/27/2013 1:12:13 PM PST by mowowie (e-ellected.)
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To: dsrtsage
Now just a gosh darn minute!

10 posted on 01/27/2013 2:08:58 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Vince Ferrer

Star Wars Episode VII: The Republic LOST.....fades into black out into several starflares...

11 posted on 01/27/2013 3:08:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BenLurkin

Doesn’t bode well. At the beginning, Lucas had written nine chapeters.

He clearly threw out most of I, II and III when he made those awful films.

So now I guess any original ideas he penned for the last three are moot.

12 posted on 01/27/2013 3:17:33 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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