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When screenwriter Michael Arndt left Star Wars: Episode VII last year, allowing for director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan to take over, rumors began circulating that all of Arndt’s work would be scrapped and the duo would be starting from scratch. While that may not have been entirely true, according to new information from The Hollywood…

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The major television networks have begun finalizing their schedules for the fall TV season, and now we’re starting to get a look at this year’s new offerings. Fox has a few projects that come with an impressive pedigree, including a new live-action comedy from Seth MacFarlane and a sci-fi police drama from J.J. Abrams. Check out the full slate below.…

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The Nerd Repository is giving away passes for a special advance screening of Star Trek Into Darkness, the highly-anticipated sequel from director J.J. Abrams. This is your opportunity to see the film before it officially opens in theaters! The screening will take place on Wednesday, May 15th in Scottsdale, AZ. Simply click on the link below and enter code “NERDRED258″…

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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen any new photos from Star Trek Into Darkness, but Paramount’s hype machine is slowly beginning to accelrate toward the film’s spring release date. The studio has released hi-res versions of the photos which originally appeared in last week’s issue of Entertaniment Weekly, which show Kirk (Chris Pine) in peril, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) surrounded…

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Speaking at the DICE Summit as part of a joint keynote address, director J.J. Abrams and Valve founder Gabe Newell shocked the crowd with some surprising news: the game developer would be working alongside Abrams’ Bad Robot production studio to develop future games and films together. Wired quotes Abrams as saying “There’s an idea we have for a game that…

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Ever since the announcement that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm and would begin development on Star Wars: Episode VII, rumors began to circulate that the studio would also be producing a number of spinoff films set in the Star Wars universe, but not necessarily focused on the core storyline. We’ve known for awhile that Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan were working…

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News broke on Friday that Disney and Lucasfilm had finally chosen a director for Star Wars: Episode VII – none other than fan favorite J.J. Abrams, director of the Star Trek reboot and its upcoming sequel. The news was reported by several major outlets, and Disney has now issued a press release confirming the hire. J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars:…

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Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm last year and announced that Star Wars: Episode VII would be hitting theaters in 2015, an unprecedented amount of speculation has surrounded the question of who would direct the next installment. Now, it seems we finally have our answer, with multiple sources including THR and The Wrap reporting that Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J.…

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One of the highlights of the past month has been our first glimpse – or glimpses – of footage from Star Trek Into Darkness, the highly anticipated sequel to the franchise reboot from director J.J. Abrams. It’ll probably be awhile before another trailer hits, but in the meantime, you can enjoy these new images from the latest issue of Empire…

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Ever since the debut of the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer last week, speculation surrounding the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s vengeful villain has increased exponentially. Today, Paramount has released a new photo from the film, which you can see below, and has revealed the villain’s name. If you’re confused, then you’re not alone, as the character of John Harrison…

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The Star Trek Into Darkness teaser poster showed us the aftermath of the destruction caused by Benedict Cumberbatch’s as-yet-unknown villain, and today the first official footage from the highly anticipated sequel gives us an idea of what the Enterprise crew will be facing when the film hits theaters next year. Have a look for yourself. [Editor’s Note: We’re including the…

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The first footage from Star Trek Into Darkness will be revealed on December 14, 2012, with the eight-minute prologue being attached to IMAX 3D prints of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (and the theatrical trailer attached to all other Hobbit prints). But if you want to give yourself a reason to start salivating before then, check out this gorgeous new…

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Plenty of speculation surrounds Star Trek Into Darkness, the unfortunately-titled sequel to the hugely successful franchise reboot. We know that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is the villain, and that villain has long been rumored to be Khan, but details on the film have remained scarce. However, the folks at The Film Stage managed to track down an official synopsis via…

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Rumors began circulating late last week that the official title for the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek sequel would be Star Trek Into Darkness. Trek Movie and Coming Soon broke the news before official confirmation came via Deadline, and today star Simon Pegg also mentioned the title on his Twitter feed. How do you get past the curse of the “:”?…

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We’ve known for months now that Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch would be taking on the role of the villain in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel, but the production has been keeping a tight lid on the identity of the film’s chief baddie. TrekMovie.com is now claiming to have official confirmation that the rumors are true, and Cumberbatch will indeed by portraying…

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Director J.J. Abrams was on hand at the recent Television Critics Association press tour to promote Alcatraz, his latest television venture, but didn’t shy away from questions surrounding the Star Trek sequel that he’s slated to direct. IGN was on hand, and was kind enough to provide some details. When asked about the choice to post-convert the film in 3D,…

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There’s been plenty of rumor and speculation surrounding the villain in the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ highly-successful Star Trek reboot, especially after Benicio Del Toro passed on the opportunity.  Now it looks like Abrams has found a suitable replacement, with Deadline reporting that red hot British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped for the role. Cumberbatch has received stellar reviews…

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Last week, we reported that Benicio Del Toro was the frontrunner to play the villain for J.J. Abrams in the upcoming sequel to Star Trek, but it looks like that won’t be happening, as Vulture is reporting that negotiations broke down last week over monetary issues. No word on who will be the next choice to step into the role,…

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J.J. Abrams is scheduled to begin production soon on the sequel to his well-received Star Trek reboot, and Variety is reporting that Benicio Del Toro and British actress Alive Eve have been approached to join the project. Del Toro is said to be Abrams’ top choice for the film’s villain, while Eve will play a character “new to the Star…

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Lost creator J.J. Abrams will be making his return to the small screen in January with Alcatraz, a new series on the Fox network.  The show chronicles the mysterious disappearance of over 300 Alcatraz inmates during the 1960s, and follows the exploits of a young police officer and a federal agent as the investigate the reappearance of these inmates in…

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Paramount has locked in the release date for the highly-anticipated sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, penciling the film in for May 17, 2013. Deadline reports that the studio grabbed the date after Sony decided to move Roland Emmerich’s Singularity to November. They also confirm that this installment will be filmed in 3D. The cast from the first film…

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Good news: Vulture confirms today that J.J. Abrams has officially signed on to direct Star Trek 2 for Paramount. Abrams, alongside Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof, has been hard at work on the script for the past few months, but remained non-committal about helming the follow-up.  Now, with Abrams fully on-board and Paramount exercising its options on the cast,…

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Hear that?  It’s hundreds of thousands of J.J. Abrams and Star Trek fans breathing a collective sigh of relief.  There have been conflicting stories about the status of Star Trek 2 and whether or not it would go into production in time for a Q4 2012 release.  It had begun to feel more and more like the sequel was being…