Monday, January 28, 2013
Star Wars VII - A New Director of the Force
I'm not really a TV, movie, or science fiction geek so the announcement a few days ago that director J.J. Abrams has been hand selected by LucasFilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, also with the stamp of approval of George Lucas himself, to direct the next Star Wars film doesn't really float my boat one way or another (not that anyone cares). But the people who are TV, movie, and science fiction geeks are saying that Disney and LucasFilm couldn't have selected a better or more capable person to relaunch Star Wars movie franchise and do it the right way. May the Force be with him.
Looking over the work of Abrams in his Wikipedia bio the one thing that jumped out at me was that Abrams directed the very good but under appreciated movie called Super 8. Stupid name for a movie which may have contributed to its fairly weak box office numbers. Not going to have to worry about that with a name like Star Wars. It's 2 years away and Star Wars geeks are probably already making plans.