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'Portal' & 'Half-Life' Movies May Come To The Big Screen Via J.J. Abrams

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 7, 2013 10:24 AM
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J.J. Abrams has been on an absolute tear the past few years, tipping his glass to Ridley Scott's widespread work ethic as he taps franchise after franchise with his “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” involvement alongside numerous biopics and pilots. And while those projects may point to his schedule growing full, naturally he's now decided to use the five minutes left free to collaborate on two critically acclaimed video game adaptations.

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Brings It In 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Super Bowl Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2013 5:40 PM
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Let it begin! With kickoff on the Super Bowl now just an hour away, the advertising will be coming at a full throttle, and getting out of the gate on game day is "Star Trek Into Darkness." So what do we get?

Watch: New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Featurette, Has The Villain Been Deciphered?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2013 9:38 AM
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With all the noise surrounding the selection of J.J. Abrams to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7," you might have forgotten that the helmer actually has a sci-fi movie coming out this year. "Star Trek Into Darkness" is on the way, and despite some trailers and a even a big IMAX preview that played in select cinemas, as per usual, the secrets are being played close to the chest. But some savvy nerds may have cracked who the villain, John Harrison, actually is.

Bradley Cooper Says He Has "No Idea" That J.J. Abrams Is Making A Lance Armstrong Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 11:38 AM
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Perhaps it's fitting that a movie centering on a man who conned an entire sport and legion of fans and followers, would be this convoluted even before a script was written. But to recap, in brief: Bradley Cooper told the BBC he'd be interested in making a movie about Lance Armstrong. J.J. Abrams says he's already been emailing Cooper about a project that he's developing about the cyclist. And now?

Bradley Cooper Eyes Role As Lance Armstrong In J.J. Abrams-Produced Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2013 5:07 PM
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Ask, and ye shall receive. Or something. In the wake of all that noise around Lance Armstrong's confession that he doped, Bradley Cooper told the BBC he'd be interested in playing the disgraced cyclist. "I remember Matt Damon was going to do his autobiography at one point years ago," he said. "I remember thinking, that would be a great character, I'd love to play that character. I would love to do something, I think he's pretty fascinating." Well, it just might happen.

J.J. Abrams Hasn't Agreed To 2015 Release Date For 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' Film Could Be Pushed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2013 11:06 AM
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May the wait be longer... With J.J. Abrams now officially on board to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7," and Disney confirming the news late last week, fans are now patiently waiting for 2015, the date that was first tossed out for the potential release. But it looks like that may not be set in stone. In fact, Disney's press release announcing Abrams made no mention of a release date at all, and this is perhaps why....

J.J. Abrams Will Produce 'Star Trek 3,' Develop New 'Mission: Impossible' Movie; Pilot With Alfonso Cuarón Ordered

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2013 9:55 AM
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Happy New Year, J.J. Abrams! As January winds to a close, the events of the past week have basically suggested that Abrams is essentially the new Steven Spielberg. Last night, Disney officially confirmed the news that J.J. Abrams has signed on to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7" (see press release below). But of course the big question is what becomes of Abrams' relationship with Paramount?

5 Things We Could Expect From J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 25, 2013 10:57 AM
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With the news arriving yesterday that "Lost" co-creator and "Star Trek" director J.J. Abrams will take over from George Lucas and direct "Star Wars: Episode VII," the first in a planned platoon of new "Star Wars" features from Disney, it inevitably means speculation about what, exactly, such a decision will mean for the franchise.

J.J. Abrams Joins The Empire, Confirmed To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 4:40 PM
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Usually we'd be throwing up flags on this until Disney announces this thing themselves, but The Wrap and THR are both reporting that this is indeed legit and real, so let's get to it....

There's Going To Be A Lance Armstrong Movie Now Thanks To J.J. Abrams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2013 2:30 PM
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For Chrissakes, enough already. It's bad enough we have to endure a two night OPRAH EVENT with shamed Lance Armstrong, but there are also the countless think pieces that have emerged in the past and, I shit you not, I'm pretty sure I saw an article today about a joke Armstrong tried to tell in part one of the interview, that didn't quite land. But if you've had enough of Armstrong mania and his bid to be loved again because he needs to make a living now that all of his endorsements fell through, guess what: here comes the movie about his life.

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