Currently, his name bears honours of being director of “Star Trek” and famed creator of the TV show, “Lost”. As a matter of fact, he’s currently working on “Star Trek: Into Darkness” as we speak. Soon, J.J. Abrams will have another milestone to add to his bursting curriculum vitae.
You may remember how the world of geeks and Jedi fans flipped out when Disney announced that they were acquiring Lucasfilm back in October 2012. All in one breath (read: announcement), Disney also announced that they will be planning to release a seventh “Star Wars” movie.
While George Lucas got busy with a wedding proposal and some wedding preparations, Disney also got busy in search of a director to work on the said “Star Wars” movie. The search included the likes of some of the world’s most talented directors such as Steven Spielberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Brad Bird, and many more. But the final choice was locked down on Emmy Award-winning director, J.J. Abrams.
Oh, what? “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” (two of history’s most beloved sci-fi franchises), too? This must be J.J. Abrams’ lucky decade!
Before you geeks and Jedi fans start flipping out again, chill! We hear that “Star Wars” creator, George Lucas, isn’t exactly out of the picture. While Disney has committed to making the final “Star Wars” trilogy, they’ve also ensured that George Lucas will be sticking around to take an advising role on the project.
See? Not so bad after all. “Star Wars: Episode VII” is scheduled for a 2015 release. Start holding your breaths now.