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Empire Special J. J. Abrams Issue: 'Star Trek,' 'Star Wars,' and 'Lost'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 13, 2013 at 4:25PM

J.J. Abrams fans, get thee to a newstand. Empire Magazine has published a special fold-out edition for a special "J. J. Abrams" issue, which devotes a whopping 75 pages devoted to the film and TV writer-director-producer.
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J.J. Abrams fans, get thee to a newsstand. Brit Empire Magazine has published a special fold-out "J. J. Abrams" edition, which devotes a whopping 75 pages devoted to the film and TV writer-director-producer. It's crammed with juicy Bad Robot insights from the cover boy, who poses surrounded by the cast of his latest "Star Trek" iteration in front of the San Francisco skyline. Lots of intently crossed arms in this one.

The issue includes includes a photo tour of Abrams' HQ, a profile, a lengthy interview about his inspirations and his current roles heading up two mighty studio franchises, "Star Wars" and "Star Trek." The issue offers interviews with the new crew of "Star Trek" as well as insights from a whole crop of "Lost" alumni, from writers Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lieber to co-stars Josh Holloway, Dominic Monaghan and Naveen Andrews. Empire's Abrams issue is on sale now. 

Empire Magazine Cover

This article is related to: J.J. Abrams, J. J. Abrams, J.J. Abrams, Star Trek, Star Wars, Franchises


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.