J.J. Abrams: Taking Over ‘Star Wars’ Writing Duties With Lawrence Kasdan A Matter Of Time

By | Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 10:03am PST

Related: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Gets December 2015 Release Date

Changing the screenplay team on the new Star Wars movie was all about time, said JJ Abrams today. “It became clear that given the time frame and given the process and the way the thing was going that working with Larry in this way was going to get us where we need to be and when we needed to be,” said the Episode VII director Thursday. “Working with Larry Kasdan, especially on a Star Wars movie is kind of unbeatable,” Abrams told Deadline. The upcoming Disney project is set to be released in 2015. On October 24, it was announced that Abrams would take over the writing of the script for the upcoming new Star Wars pic with Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan. Oscar winner and Hunger Games: Catching Fire scribe Michael Arndt had been on board as writing the script based on treatments he had drafted. The new Star Wars movie is set to start filming early next year in the UK. The Stars Wars: Episode VII director was participating in a media conference call Thursday with his fellow Almost Human EP J.H. Wyman on the upcoming Fox series. Read More »

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Karl Urban Set To Star In Fox’s J.H. Wyman/ J.J. Abrams Futuristic Drama Pilot

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 9:59am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After very lengthy negotiations, Karl Urban has closed a deal to star opposite Michael Ealy in Fox‘s untitled J.H. Wyman/J.J. Abrams drama pilot (formerly Inhuman). The project reunites Urban, who plays Bones in the Star Read More »

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Minka Kelly To Co-Star In Fox’s J.H. Wyman/J.J. Abrams Pilot

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 10:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Friday Night Lights alumna Minka Kelly is set to co-star in Fox‘s untitled Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman drama pilot (formerly Inhuman). The action-packed buddy cop show, from Warner Bros TV, is set in the … Read More »

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Lili Taylor To Star In Fox’s J.H. Wyman Pilot

By | Monday March 4, 2013 @ 8:09am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lili TaylorEXCLUSIVE: Lili Taylor is set as the female lead in Fox‘s untitled Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman drama pilot (formerly Inhuman). The action-packed buddy cop show, from Warner Bros. TV,  is set in the near future … Read More »

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Michael Ealy To Star In Fox’s Bad Robot Pilot

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 3:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Michael Ealy is set as one of the two leads of Fox‘s untitled Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman drama pilot (formerly Inhuman). The action-packed buddy cop show is set in the near future when all LAPD officers … Read More »

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J.J. Abrams/J.H. Wyman’s Futuristic Cop Drama Gets Pilot Order At Fox

By | Friday January 25, 2013 @ 12:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Fringe legacy continues at Fox. Days after the cult series ended its run, the network has given a pilot order to a new sci-fi drama from Fringe‘s J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman. The untitled Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot-produced project is described as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. In a competitive situation, the drama landed at Fox in September with a pilot production commitment. Wyman wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg is co-exec producing.

Related: Fox Orders Assassins Drama Pilot From John Wells

This is one of two dramas from A-list auspices this season set in a world where human-looking robots co-exist with humans. The other, from Howard Gordon and Josh Friedman, which has a big penalty at NBC, is still awaiting word. NBC also is yet to pull the trigger on Abrams’ high-concept drama with Alfonso Cuarón, which has a pilot production commitment and had been exploring casting since December.

Related: J.J. Abrams To Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Movie For Disney Read More »

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