Development, Star Wars: Episode VII

The Download: 'Tetris,' 'Angry Birds,' and 'Baywatch'

12:53 PM 10/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Tetris
Threshold Entertainment is making a movie based on the video game Tetris. We talk about that and more on this edition of The Download. Come and join us. Binh: Seems like April's Fool Day came late this year. What is this I'm hearing about a Tetris movie?

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Resumes Production

6:31 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
SW
Even before Harrison Ford accidentally shut down production on Star Wars: Episode VII by getting his leg crushed on the Millennium Falcon, speculation ran rampant regarding director J.J. Abrams' rumored reluctance to meet or agree to Disney's demands for a December 2015 release date. Once Ford was laid up for weeks, many wondered whether the studio might be forced to bump the highly anticipated follow-up to 1983's Return of the Jedi.

J.J. Abrams Reveals 'Star Wars: Episode VII' X-Wing

1:14 PM 7/21/2014 by Jeff Giles
Xwing
We can't (yet) see what our old friends Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca are up to on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, but we've already been granted a sneak peek of R2-D2 -- and now, director J.J. Abrams has thrown back the curtain on our first look at the return of the X-wing fighter. The ship, piloted by Rebel insurgents in their battle against the Empire, seems set to be making a return to action in Episode VII, at least judging from the glimpse we get via Abrams' new "Force for Change" video.

What's Popping: Universal's Monster Cinematic Universe, 'Star Wars,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot, 'Power Rangers'

8:20 PM 7/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Universal
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are leading the charge to revive Universal's classic movie monsters. Instead of stand-alones, these movies will have interconnecting narratives ala Marvel's superhero movies.

What's Popping: 'Dumbo,' Star Trek 3,' 'David,' 'Episode VII,' 'Tusk' Spinoff

12:13 PM 7/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
Dumbo
Dumbo is the latest Disney animated classic to get the live-action treatment, and writing the script will be Transfromers writer Ehren Kruger.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Filming Partially in IMAX

11:11 AM 7/9/2014 by Jeff Giles
IMAX
There may not be a franchise on the planet (or in a galaxy far, far away) more perfectly made for IMAX than Star Wars, but the format's rise has occurred mostly during the saga's time away from theaters, so they've mostly been kept apart -- although the prequel trilogy shot by George Lucas in the late '90s and early aughts did end up being blown up and projected on those really, really big screens.

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'Star Wars': Why Rian Johnson Is Disney's Most Surprising Director Choice Yet (Analysis)

feedproxy.google.com – The "Looper" helmer may break a trend of "safe" director risks for the science-fiction movie franchise. 6 years 42 weeks ago via brucelee

Harrison Ford to Miss Eight Weeks of 'Star Wars' Filming

3:36 PM 6/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
Harrison Ford
While the rest of us are doing backflips over J.J. Abrams' decision to heavily incorporate real sets rather than relying totally on CGI for Star Wars: Episode VII, Harrison Ford is laid up in a hospital bed, reportedly because the Millennium Falcon has a really heavy door.

What's Popping: Star Wars, 'Dr. Strange,' 'Jupiter Ascending,' 'Ghostbusters,' 'Alien 5'

7:14 PM 6/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
Alien
Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie are heading to a galaxy far, far away as the newest members of the Star Wars: Episode VII cast. Also, Josh Trank has been tapped to direct one of the Star Wars spin-offs.

Disney Ups Star Wars Spin-Offs to "At Least Three"

8:35 PM 5/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars
Shortly after Disney absorbed Lucasfilm into its fold, the studio has promised to have a new Star Wars movie in theaters every year, starting with Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015 and filling in the years between the main trilogy with spin-offs, the first of which will be coming in 2016.
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