J.J. Abrams and the Hard Reboot of ‘Mission: Impossible III’

(Welcome to Team Leaders, a series where we explore how the directors of the Mission: Impossible movies used this franchise as a canvas to explore their pet themes and show off their unique sensibilities. In this edition: J.J. Abrams brings his “mystery box” methods to the series and reboots it all.) After Mission: Impossible II made over half […]

Musical Dramedy From Sara Bareilles, J.J. Abrams Snags Apple Series Order

Apple is singing a new tune, with a key assist from Sara Bareilles. The tech giant has given a straight-to-series, 10-episode order to the half-hour dramedy Little Voice, featuring original music by the Jesus Christ Superstar Live headliner. RELATEDBig Sick Duo Developing Immigration Anthology Series at Apple Little Voice joins a robust slate of upcoming Apple […]

Daily Podcast: Quentin Tarantino, Solo, J.J. Abrams, Swamp Thing, Wolverine, Robin Hood

On the May 3, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski’s expulsion from the Academy, the Robin Hood trailer, J.J. Abrams’ new superhero movie, some changes for Conan O’Brien’s talk show, Ryan Reynolds’ hope for […]

J.J. Abrams Says ‘Overlord’ is Not a ‘Cloverfield’ Movie, “Proper” Sequel on the Way

J.J. Abrams has cracked open his patented mystery box. But just a little bit. The director made an appearance at CinemaCon is Las Vegas to present footage from Bad Robot’s Overlord, which is being touted as the company’s first R-rated film. He also threw water on a popular story spreading all over the internet, insisting that […]

Yann Demange Will Helm Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams’ ‘Lovecraft Country’

Recent Oscar winner Jordan Peele already has his next project lined-up: producing the HBO series Lovecraft Country with J.J. Abrams. Now, Peele and Abrams have hired a director to helm the show: ’71 filmmaker Yann Demange. More on the Lovecraft Country director below. I can’t wait to see what Jordan Peele directs next, but while we wait […]

The script for Star Wars: Episode IX is finished, J.J. Abrams says

Enlarge (credit: Walt Disney Co.) Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he gave an update on the status of Star Wars: Episode IX. “We have a script,” he said, “which is a big deal for me.” Abrams also confirmed for Colbert that […]

J.J. Abrams Won’t Let Fan Outcry Impact His Vision for ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was plenty of fan outcry from those who did not like the direction that Rian Johnson took with this latest trilogy of films in the sci-fi saga. Some of the complaints stemmed from sexist, bigoted fans who were upset at how prominent certain female characters […]

‘Cloverfield’ Crossover Briefly Considered by J.J. Abrams; Other Secrets Revealed

Just in case you’re not burned out on Cloverfield news, here’s something new. Bad Robot big cheese J.J. Abrams took part in a Facebook Q&A for The Cloverfield Project and revealed that he once considered a Cloverfield crossover that would tie all the movies together and reunite past characters. One of my favorite things about the Cloverfield franchise is […]

Daily Podcast: Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, April O’Neil, Gone Baby Gone

On the February 2, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest movie news, including Roman Polanski being a character in Quentin Tarantino’s newest movie and the role Tom Cruise may play in that film, J.J. […]

‘Demimonde’ Brings J.J. Abrams Back to HBO for a New Sci-Fi Drama Series

Whenever J.J. Abrams is behind a new sci-fi series, audiences pay attention. That’s mostly because of his involvement in the ABC series LOST, but more recently, Abrams also turned heads with the series adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld, which became a hit for HBO. Now, he’s be returning to the cable network with another intriguing new […]