J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars: Episode VII, Produce Star Trek III, & Mission Impossible Sequel

By - January 28th, 2013

A kingdom once held by the likes of Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, and Jerry Bruckheimer, it was thought that director James Cameron or The Dark Knight Trilogy‘s Christopher Nolan will reign supreme over box office receipts in the coming years. However, it looks like J.J. Abrams will claim that title. In a succession of press releases and interviews over the weekend, Abrams officially announced his involvement with Star Wars: Episode VII, the much awaited sequel for the intergalactic saga set to release in 2015. What’s more, Abrams assured Trekkies of his and his Bad Robot production firm’s commitment to Star Trek III as well as a new film to the Mission Impossible franchise. Who needs sleep when there are movies to be made? In the meantime, Abrams’ next film, Star Trek Into Darkness, will in theaters on May 17th.

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