J. J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars, Says Some Unknown Dudeon January 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm
As of this writing, this is a one-source story based on comments from “an individual with knowledge,” with no confirmation from anyone actually named in the story… but this is, after all, the Internet, where things like confirmation and reputable, on-the-record sources happen to other media. Dying media. Media with the budget to make phone calls to people who know things. And besides, if I waited for “confirmation” for everything I saw on the Internet, I’d still be waiting for a call back vis-a-vis whether that girl in the schoolgirl suit was, in fact, a schoolgirl, and I’d never ejaculate again.
What was I talking about again?
Oh yeah: The Wrap is reporting that J. J. Abrams has signed to direct Star Wars: Episode VII.
And seriously: that’s all we know. To wit: an online publication is quoting an unknown person, with an unknown relationship to an unknown organization as having said that an unknown party has made an unknown offer to J. J. Abrams to direct the next Star Wars movie. Despite the fact that, back in November, Abrams denied any plans to be involved in Star Wars:
“I have some original stuff I am working on next,” said Abrams, who is now in post-production on Star Trek Into Darkness, the follow-up to his 2009 hit Star Trek.
Ah yes, there’s also that: Abrams is attached to Star Trek, which is being produced by Paramount Pictures, who has also produced the last seven movies that Abram’s Bad Robot Productions has released. And I doubt Paramount would take the competition with their Star Trek property all that lightly. But with that said, if this winds up turning out to be true, I consider this to be good news. I just rewatched Abrams’s Star Trek on Blu-Ray a couple weekends ago, and as Star Trek movies go? Yeah, that was Star Wars. You can say what you want about the guy, but you gotta admit he gives good space opera.
That’s, you know, assuming this is true, which is far from definitely being the case right now. So we’ll wait and see… and if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be at my computer with my pants down, waiting patiently for that other confirmation email.
(via The Wrap)