Abrams turns Star Wars because of his "loyalty" to Trek

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  1. davejames

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    Trek is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when I think of JJ Abrams. It's more likely to be Lost or Alias.
     
  2. RoJoHen

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    A Peter Jackson Harry Potter series would just now be releasing The Prisonor of Azkaban: Part 2.
     
  3. JarodRussell

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    Perhaps Chris Nolan should do Iron Man 4 then.
     
  4. JD

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    I'd be up for that.
     
  5. Alidar Jarok

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    Yeah, that sounds kinda cool.
     
  6. Harvey

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    Watching the films now, it's hard to believe, but the studio did give Shatner more money than Nimoy had on the fourth film.

    Nimoy's movie cost the studio $22 million to produce (it came under its $23 million budget). Shatner's movie cost the studio $32 million (going over its $31.25 million budget).
     
  7. CorporalClegg

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    Totally.
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    Should James Cameron have directed TERMINATOR and ALIENS?

    Should Irwin Kershner have directed THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN?

    Should Martin Campbell have directed GOLDENEYE and THE MASK OF ZORRO?

    Should James Whale have directed FRANKENSTEIN and THE INVISIBLE MAN?

    Are directors only allowed one franchise per career? Of course not, that would be silly.

    (P.S. I would so buy a ticket to see Nolan's take on IRON MAN.)
     
  9. Wow, crazy news if true. I'm generally speaking a fan, so I'm OK with the choice, he'll do a good job bringing back the OT sense of fun. But also kind of disappointed considering all the talent out there that the same guy is doing Star Trek and Star Wars. Generally speaking I hope we don't have the same "creative voice" in both properties.

    It seems strange how much later they are picking a director than the writer. Most directors who were rumored all had projects happening and couldn't commit.
     
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    It's quite funny that TUC cost $27 million, LESS than TFF, but TUC still looks so much better!
     
  11. davejames

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    Clearly that extra money did not go to the special effects department.
     
  12. Bob Karo

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    Is it too early to give a totally meaningless nomination to Brad Bird to direct Trek XIII?
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Again, this is nothing new. Back in the day, Leo McCarey directed both Laurel & Hardy and The Marx Bros. I doubt if audiences had any problem with this.

    So what's the problem with Abrams doing both Wars and Trek, as long as the scheduling works?
     
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    As long as he has zero input with the story and visual style, fine. otherwise, pass.
     
  15. CorporalClegg

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    Nothing.

    But my guess he hold produces Trek III. Also, it doesn't seem like Orci and Kurtzman will be going with him to Lucasfilm. My guess they write STIII while he's directing Star Wars.
     
  16. Dream

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    Bird will direct SW VIII. ;)
     
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  17. Harvey

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    I think $27 million is a little low; the production budget in the Nick Meyer papers lists the cost of the film at $29.16 million.

    I think it looks better for two main reasons: (1) ILM did the visual effects and (2) the darker color palette was more forgiving than Shatner's brighter tones. Shatner's picture actually had a lot more location photography than Meyer's.

    Meyer's film also exerted a little more effort than Shatner's in redressing the Enterprise-D interiors, which helps.

    Still, it has a lot of flimsy office chairs at the end.
     
  18. The Wormhole

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    You realize what this means: Star Wars Episode 7 won't have an opening crawl since Abrams will fear it gives away too much about the film. Yep, the same draconian anti-spoiler tactics currently plaguing Trek will be applied to SW. In fact, you can give up finding out anything about Episode 7.

    We'll learn the actors who'll be in the movie, but we won't be told the characters they'll be playing.

    Oh, and we can stop calling Episode 7. It's now Episode 07.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    So? Since when is squashing spoilers a bad thing? Especially where STAR WARS is concerned.

    I still wish I hadn't been spoiled about the twists in EMPIRE . . . . :)
     
  20. CorporalClegg

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    It's not. It's a good thing.

    And the crawl isn't going anywhere. :guffaw:
     
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