Talk about a new hope.
“Star Trek” director and “Lost” cocreator J.J. Abrams has been signed to helm “Star Wars; Episode 7,” the next chapter in George Lucas’s interstellar blockbuster series, currently due in 2015.
Abrams, 46, whose 2011 movie “Super 8” captured the pop culture-minded writer-director love for the films of the ‘70s and early ‘80s, is a choice both “Star Wars” geeks and movie fans can rally behind. The New York-born and raised filmmaker previously guided “Felicity” and “Alias” on TV, produced “Cloverfield” and directed “Mission Impossible III.”
Directors including Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo Del Toro were all floated as possible helmers, with all three quoted as saying they’d pass if offered.
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