J.J. Abrams To Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Movie For Disney
By DOMINIC PATTEN | Deadline.com — January 24, 2013
Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be helming the next Star Warsmovie. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline today. Argo director Ben Affleck was also up for the gig, the source says. Despite saying publicly that he didn’t want to direct a new Star Wars, Abrams was courted heavily by producer Kathleen Kennedy to take the job. Expected in 2015, Episode VII will be the first new Star Wars movie since 2005′s Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. Michael Arndt is writing the script for the first installment of the relaunch of George Lucas’ franchise by Disney. The company bought Lucasfilm in October for $4 billion, with the Star Wars franchise the jewel in the crown. At the time, CEO Bob Iger said three more Star Wars films were in the pipeline. Abrams’ other space-based franchise sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, comes out May 17. This weekend, the PGA will honor the Lost creator and Revolution producer with its 2013 Norman Lear Award For Television. Abrams is repped by CAA and Oasis Media Group.
From ‘Battleship’ to ‘This Means War,’ the year’s biggest cinematic stinkers
BY HITFIX STAFF FRIDAY, DEC 21, 2012 2:39 AM
With all the fawning end-of-the-year kudos currently circulating, it’s easy to forget that a sizable number of actual bad movies came out in 2012. Well, consider this a refresher.
From failed blockbuster tentpoles (“Battleship“) to would-be hilarious comedies (“The Watch“) to lame scare-challenged horror flicks (“The Apparition“) to…uh, well, pretty much anything involving Tyler Perry, there’s no doubt that the last 366 days have come with a heaping helping of truly heinous cinematic stinkers.
So what better time for an accounting of the year’s most outrageous big-screen abominations than on the eve of the coming apocalypse? You’re gonna have to make peace with the end of the world somehow – might as well do it by reminding yourself of just how bad things can get at the local multiplex.
Check out our selections for the 20 worst movies of 2012 in the gallery: Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/news/20-worst-films-of-2012#CiScsYep7UrrhtFd.99
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, I am unable to be at school today. Here are your jobs for today, please and thank you.
Please continue with your project by attempting to answer one or even two of the questions.
If you are aiming for a Level 4 in this course, then you will aim to do the following:
If you are inventing:
- Make solid choices that will help you to make your movie a commercial success. This may mean that you may not be able to pick your personal favourite actor.
- Your explanations must demonstrate some depth of thought. Each answer should aim to be a minimum of three to four sentences.
- Your explanation of symbiosis must demonstrate a solid understanding of the relationship between blockbuster movies and megaplex cinemas.
If you are dissecting:
- You must be able to accurately examine the movie to figure out what Blockbuster Movie ingredients the movie studio included or didn’t include.
- You also must explain your ideas thoroughly. (See above)
- You also must be able to demonstrate your understanding of symbiosis by explaining, using factual information, how your movie did or did not help a megaplex cinema.
Feel free to explore the concept of sleeper hits by checking out these links:
- Top 10 Sleeper Hits Gallery of 2010
- Sleeper Hits on Wikipedia.org (includes films, songs, books, etc.)
- Sleeper Hits of 2011