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Old November 2 2012, 01:58 PM   #556
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I've been thinking that he may be using Star Trek as a resume builder, to convince the "Powers That Be" to hire him to direct an Episode (8 or 9).
So, Star Trek is an inferior franchise to be used as a stepping stone. Rad.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:05 PM   #557
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I can see Abrams vying to direct one of the movies.
Isn't he under contract with Paramount and also is going to do at least one Star Trek movie after Into Darkness? A world where Abrams is directing a Star Wars more and a Star Trek movie simultaneously seems improbable to me.

Abrams would be a pretty great guy for a Star Wars movie, but there are other guys who aren't attached to a franchise tentpole. He's no more likely to me than Whedon.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:07 PM   #558
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

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I've been thinking that he may be using Star Trek as a resume builder, to convince the "Powers That Be" to hire him to direct an Episode (8 or 9).
So, Star Trek is an inferior franchise to be used as a stepping stone. Rad.
Not to me at all. I prefer ST over SW (by leaps and bounds), but in the back of Abrams mind, he may just quietly believe that - or at least when he first took the job.

That line, "to inject some Star Wars into Trek", has always irked me.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:10 PM   #559
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I can see Abrams vying to direct one of the movies.
Isn't he under contract with Paramount and also is going to do at least one Star Trek movie after Into Darkness? A world where Abrams is directing a Star Wars more and a Star Trek movie simultaneously seems improbable to me.

Abrams would be a pretty great guy for a Star Wars movie, but there are other guys who aren't attached to a franchise tentpole. He's no more likely to me than Whedon.
Once he's done with the third Trek, he may be clear an open (contract wise). If so, there still would be no way he could direct Episode 7, but should be free when it comes to 8 and 9.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:21 PM   #560
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

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I've been thinking that he may be using Star Trek as a resume builder, to convince the "Powers That Be" to hire him to direct an Episode (8 or 9).
So, Star Trek is an inferior franchise to be used as a stepping stone. Rad.
To Abrams? Most certainly.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:21 PM   #561
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If so, there still would be no way he could direct Episode 7, but should be free when it comes to 8 and 9.
But why would Disney want to let go whoever directed Episode 7? It'd need to fail pretty hard or something.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:31 PM   #562
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I'm suddenly worried about the public developing Star weariness.
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Old November 2 2012, 02:57 PM   #563
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If so, there still would be no way he could direct Episode 7, but should be free when it comes to 8 and 9.
But why would Disney want to let go whoever directed Episode 7? It'd need to fail pretty hard or something.
I know that Lucas had done that with 5 & 6, not only to give himself a break, but also so that each movie would have it's own distinct look and feel.

I'm sure that in Hollywood right now there is a lot of back-stabbing maneuvering amongst the the agents of every major director to get a crack at directing one of episodes.

At one point in the late 1990s I know that Spielberg had expressed interest in directing a SW film, not sure if he still has that interest. Though he would be a great choice.
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Old November 2 2012, 03:07 PM   #564
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I'm suddenly worried about the public developing Star weariness.
I don't know. Between 1977 and 2012, we've had six Star Wars movies. Between 1989 and 2012, we've had seven Batman movies. Arguably it's too soon to bring Star Wars back to the screen, but at least a solid decade will have passed since ROTS when it does come back.

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I know that Lucas had done that with 5 & 6, not only to give himself a break, but also so that each movie would have it's own distinct look and feel.
But both of those films had George Lucas in an executive producer position, and neither Kershner nor Marquand had the level of control over their pictures that Abrams had with his Star Trek films.

It's true that when it comes to blockbusters directors can be an expendable commodity - Thor, Hunger Games, Twilight etc. are all recent film series that have had turnovers in the director's chair - but that would be a step down for Abrams who has the clout to make personal films like Super 8 in addition to running the Trek franchise.
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Old November 2 2012, 03:49 PM   #565
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I know that Lucas had done that with 5 & 6, not only to give himself a break, but also so that each movie would have it's own distinct look and feel.
But both of those films had George Lucas in an executive producer position, and neither Kershner nor Marquand had the level of control over their pictures that Abrams had with his Star Trek films.

It's true that when it comes to blockbusters directors can be an expendable commodity - Thor, Hunger Games, Twilight etc. are all recent film series that have had turnovers in the director's chair - but that would be a step down for Abrams who has the clout to make personal films like Super 8 in addition to running the Trek franchise.
I'm sure that most/any director considered would be more that happy to give up that control (along with a first born) to get this directing gig. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if buried in the sale/deal that Lucas will quietly have final approval for the director(s), or taken under strong advisement.

Plus, at this point, no one knows how Kathleen Kennedy will run each movie, and how much influence she will exert on the director(s).
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Old November 2 2012, 04:02 PM   #566
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You say direct, but we all know that that's just code for saving our child hood from another raping.

it's the little job right beside the big situation like Hitler's manicurist, or Marilyn Munro's towlboy that prove that one man if he can be arsed, can make a difference..
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Old November 2 2012, 04:04 PM   #567
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I've been thinking that he may be using Star Trek as a resume builder, to convince the "Powers That Be" to hire him to direct an Episode (8 or 9).
So, Star Trek is an inferior franchise to be used as a stepping stone. Rad.
To Abrams? Most certainly.
Definitely the ideal man to have been handed the reigns then.
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Old November 2 2012, 04:23 PM   #568
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I'm sure that most/any director considered would be more that happy to give up that control (along with a first born) to get this directing gig.
Many, sure. Most, statistically plausible.

But Abrams, who has built himself as a brand for the past decade with a string of TV shows and now movies... I'd be less sure.

Plus, at this point, no one knows how Kathleen Kennedy will run each movie, and how much influence she will exert on the director(s).
We don't. It could be - and I'd expect it to be - that the director has considerable authority over how the film is made.

Which of course begs the question I asked above.
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Final Director Thought - As long as Michael Bay is on the "Do-Not-Call" list, I'll be happy.
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