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Abrams' next not Trek?

12.14.2009

Many people assumed, me included, that Paramount would be so hot to capitalize on the huge success of STAR TREK that they'd have JJ Abrams working on a sequel as quickly as possible. And while Abrams and his producers and writers are certainly hammering out the finer points, it hasn't been anything like the TRANSFORMERS franchise where a release date is announced before any development really takes place. Now it seems that TREK 2 might not even be Abrams' next directorial project. The-who-to-the-what-now??

Buried at the bottom of an article on Paramount's success in 2009 in the New York Times, was a brief mention that chairman Brad Grey is developing both STAR TREK 2 and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 4 with Abrams. We knew both of those things so nothing Earth-shattering there but then in the next sentence we a hint that there's another secret Abrams project. Grey said it's "possible" that Abrams will instead next direct another "tentpole film" that Abrams is working on but hasn't been spoken of publicly.

Hmmm. Could it be the leaked 500 RADS project that we don't know much about? Or is it something completely different altogether? Feel free to wildly speculate below...

Extra Tidbit: Abrams was developing an earthquake movie for Universal but that seems to have died.
Source: NY Times

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3:30AM on 12/15/2009
This is good news. Star Trek was rubbish.
This is good news. Star Trek was rubbish.
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10:59PM on 12/14/2009
AVENGERS!! ha ha that would be kick ass
AVENGERS!! ha ha that would be kick ass
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7:53PM on 12/14/2009

CLOVERFIELD: THE WHOLE CASE

I soooo want this to be Cloverfield 2, and wouldn't it be great if they trust him enough with a higher budget. Monsters everywhere!! Give me an Aliens sort-of sequel! Bigger and meaner. Alright I'll stop my inner kid now...
I soooo want this to be Cloverfield 2, and wouldn't it be great if they trust him enough with a higher budget. Monsters everywhere!! Give me an Aliens sort-of sequel! Bigger and meaner. Alright I'll stop my inner kid now...
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6:59PM on 12/14/2009

CLOVERFIELD 2

C2 is it bitches. The original cost nothing to make and made bank. Time for some high power exploitation ala Abrams.
C2 is it bitches. The original cost nothing to make and made bank. Time for some high power exploitation ala Abrams.
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3:56PM on 12/14/2009

I love the mystery box. :)

Watch it be a LOST series ending movie.

But seriously, I'm pretty much up for anything Abrams directs.
Watch it be a LOST series ending movie.

But seriously, I'm pretty much up for anything Abrams directs.
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3:35PM on 12/14/2009

It'll be good its abrams

He's still the only guy I'd trust with Stevie King's Tower series.
He's still the only guy I'd trust with Stevie King's Tower series.
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2:53PM on 12/14/2009

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is that really such a bad thing? always should be doing something new and soemthing challenging. Why stick to the same thing?
is that really such a bad thing? always should be doing something new and soemthing challenging. Why stick to the same thing?
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1:40PM on 12/14/2009
This is because Abrams has severe A.D.D. He left Alias because it bored him, then he left Lost because he saw something shiny, and I predicted that he'd leave his crap version of Star Trek when something else caught his attention and I was right.
This is because Abrams has severe A.D.D. He left Alias because it bored him, then he left Lost because he saw something shiny, and I predicted that he'd leave his crap version of Star Trek when something else caught his attention and I was right.
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3:11PM on 12/15/2009
you do realize that movies take years to make, right?

He worked on star trek for like 5 years, I guess thats ADD to you?

Furthermore, Alias was essentially canceled, ratings in its final season were abysmal.... if he hadnt ended it, ABC would have.

And RE lost, should he have ditched the opportunity to write and direct major motion pictures and head huge iconic franchises, so he could continue to write and direct a tv show (which he still produces of course)? In case the rhetorical escapes
you do realize that movies take years to make, right?

He worked on star trek for like 5 years, I guess thats ADD to you?

Furthermore, Alias was essentially canceled, ratings in its final season were abysmal.... if he hadnt ended it, ABC would have.

And RE lost, should he have ditched the opportunity to write and direct major motion pictures and head huge iconic franchises, so he could continue to write and direct a tv show (which he still produces of course)? In case the rhetorical escapes you as easily as does logic-- no, of course he shouldnt have.
11:38AM on 12/14/2009

Micronauts

Micronauts?
Micronauts?
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11:35AM on 12/14/2009

Agreed!

I just love the shit out of everything he has done recently... It feels so nice to be able to trust a new force in the world of sci-fi.
I just love the shit out of everything he has done recently... It feels so nice to be able to trust a new force in the world of sci-fi.
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11:27AM on 12/14/2009

Keep em coming..

I honestly don't care as long as he keeps making movies. Yep, I'll watch anything he makes.. the more the merrier!
I honestly don't care as long as he keeps making movies. Yep, I'll watch anything he makes.. the more the merrier!
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