January 25, 2013

JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII



Last night I was about to watch the season premiere of The Following - lauded as 24 meets The Silence of the Lambs. Casually glanced at Twitter for iPad (always a mistake) and BOOM! There was a disturbance in the geek galaxy: my first choice to direct the next Star Wars film maybe at the helm; dispute debunking directorial chores in December.

According to The Wrap. JJ Abrams will take stewardship of one of the most successful storied franchises in popular culture at Disney. Personally, I couldn't be more excited! He successfully rebooted a beloved franchise I'd fallen out of love with (his first Star Trek sequel promises to eclipse it) and single-handedly invoked early Spielberg with Super 8. Seeing a pattern here?

If anyone can put characters, cinema audiences care about, in jeopardy, JJ Abrams can! Go and watch Alias, Fringe and Lost...

Incidentally, lightsabers already have lens flare. That is all. OK. What was I going to watch, again?