JJ Abrams: We should've revealed Star Trek villain sooner

2013-12-04 17:00

JJ Abrams has admitted he made a mistake not revealing the identity of his Star Trek Into Darkness villain, Kahn, who was played by Benedict Cumberbatch, sooner.

International Emmys to honor JJ Abrams

2013-11-25 20:00

JJ Abrams may be immersed in a galaxy far, far away these days, but he's taking a break from pre-production work on the new Star Wars film to accept a special honour at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala.

Joe Cornish to direct Star Trek 3?

2013-11-04 22:00

Attack of the Block director Joe Cornish is reportedly being considered to direct Star Trek 3, replacing JJ Abrams.

George Lucas in cahoots with JJ Abrams about Star Wars

2013-10-09 18:30

George Lucas is "constantly talking" to Star Wars Episode VII director JJ Abrams about the direction of the new film, according to his son Jett.

Star Trek star for Star Wars VII?

2013-09-04 18:52

Benedict Cumberbatch has reportedly signed up for Star Wars VII and will be the first name revealed by Lucasfilm for the cast of the highly anticipated follow-up.

Star Trek Into Darkness (3D)

2013-06-06 08:52

Star Trek Into Darkness is, without a doubt, an action movie.

New Star Wars movie to be shot in UK

2013-05-13 13:24

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kenned says the company has reached a deal with British Treasury chief George Osborne to film Star Wars: Episode VII in the UK.

J.J. Abrams: Star Trek must be sexy

2013-04-27 09:03

J.J. Abrams says Star Trek: Into Darkness "has to be sexy" as it explores the unlikely relationship between Uhura and Spock, played by Zoë Saldana and Zachary Quinto.

Harrison Ford ready for Star Wars return

2013-03-20 18:03

Harrison Ford says he is looking forward to reprising his iconic Star Wars role as Han Solo in the forthcoming extension of the sci-fi franchise.

Bradley Cooper denies Lance Armstrong role

2013-01-29 21:03

Bradley Cooper has claimed the rumour he wants to play shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong is "nuts", despite JJ Abrams saying he had reached out to the actor to star in his new film.

Lucas hails new Star Wars director Abrams

2013-01-28 15:07

Sci-fi and action filmmaker JJ Abrams will direct the next Star Wars film, the franchise's creators and owners have confirmed, saying its "legacy couldn't be in better hands".

Star Trek 2 'will make fans cry'

2013-01-24 21:37

Director JJ Abrams has vowed that Star Trek: Into Darkness will make fans of the sci-fi franchise shed tears of pure emotion.

Lance Armstrong biopic in the works

2013-01-19 12:05

Paramount Pictures and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot company have reportedly purchased the film rights to a forthcoming book about cyclist Lance Armstrong's fall from grace.

First look: Star Trek 2 teaser trailer

2012-12-06 11:53

Star Trek fans have finally been given a peek into JJ Abrams' secretive sequel Star Trek Into Darkness with the launch of a new "announcement video". Watch it here.

Star Wars Episode VII writer confirmed

2012-11-12 15:20

Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt has been hired to write the first film in the rebooted Star Wars franchise, Episode VII.

Star Trek 2 plot not yet complete

2012-03-02 22:16

The plot for the forthcoming Star Trek sequel has not yet been "solidified", according to Zachary Quinto, even though filming has already started.

Benedict Cumberbatch joins Star Trek 2

2012-01-05 16:41

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the main villain in the highly anticipated Star Trek sequel.

'Star Trek 2 is mine to mess up'

2011-12-22 22:07

JJ Abrams admits the only way Star Trek 2 will not be a success is if he "screws up" the direction at the script is "amazing".

JJ Abrams takes time with Star Trek 2

2011-07-28 18:49

JJ Abrams has revealed that he wants Star Trek 2 to be of the "highest quality" rather than rush to make a release date.

Star Trek director 'excited' by sequel

2011-06-14 13:47

J.J. Abrams is "really excited to get back into" the Star Trek sequel, but warns he will not rush into it.


Sean Bean and Brazil's Montenegro win Emmys

2013-11-26 13:41

Sean Bean and Fernanda Montenegro have won acting awards at the International Emmys, while JJ Abrams was honoured.

R2-D2 could make a Star Wars comeback

2013-11-16 11:00

R2-D2 may return in Star Wars: Episode VII after director JJ Abrams appeared to hint at his comeback by posting a picture on Twitter.

No more Star Trek for JJ Abrams

2013-09-13 19:00

JJ Abrams has confirmed he will not direct the next Star Trek movie but is "jealous" of whoever will take the reins on the space franchise.

Star Wars set for Christmas release?

2013-08-21 19:00

Star Wars Episode VII is allegedly going to be pushed back to a Christmas release date to give director JJ Abrams more time to complete production.

Tom Cruise drops out of Man From U.N.C.L.E

2013-05-28 16:44

Tom Cruise has reportedly dropped out of Guy Ritchie's big screen adaptation of Man From U.N.C.L.E to focus on Mission: Impossible 5.


The hot stars of Star Trek Into Darkness - Chris Pine, Alice Eve, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch - take to the intergalactic white carpet for the UK premiere of the much-anticipated sequel in London, England. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in SA cinemas on 14 June.

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Star Wars films coming yearly from 2015

2013-04-18 09:10

Walt Disney chairman Alan Horn has announced that the studio plans to release films set in a galaxy far, far away every year starting in 2015.

Carrie Fisher confirms Star Wars return

2013-03-07 15:21

Carrie Fisher has revealed that she will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the forthcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VII.

Star Wars release date to be pushed back

2013-01-29 15:44

JJ Abrams, the newly-appointed director for the next Star Wars installment, will reportedly be pushing back the release date of the next movie, due to his busy schedule.

JJ Abrams rumoured to helm Star Wars 7

2013-01-25 09:58

According to multiple trade reports, Star Trek director JJ Abrams has been lined up by Disney to direct the next instalment of Star Wars.

Bradley Cooper eyes Lance Armstrong role

2013-01-23 16:00

Bradley Cooper thinks Lance Armstong is "fascinating" and has said he wants to portray the disgraced cyclist in JJ Abrams' upcoming biopic.

Star Trek 2 villain is 'ruthless'

2012-12-07 18:29

Benedict Cumberbatch has described his mysterious Star Trek Into Darkness character as a "ruthless" yet "complicated" villain.

Guillermo del Toro wants Star Wars job

2012-11-14 21:12

Guillermo del Toro has put himself forward to direct Star Wars: Episode VII and admits he is trying not to think about it just in case he doesn't get asked.

Star Trek sequel gets a name

2012-09-11 20:07

The title of the much-anticipated Star Trek follow-up starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto has been revealed: Star Trek Into Darkness.

JJ Abrams 'upset' over Star Trek leak

2012-02-29 17:11

Director JJ Abrams is reportedly fuming after images from his top-secret Star Trek 2 set were leaked online.

JJ Abrams not a fan of Star Trek series

2011-12-29 18:01

Star Trek director JJ Abrams has confessed that he "never cared" about the original TV series, despite numerous attempts at trying to get to like it.

Robocop's Peter Weller joins Star Trek 2

2011-12-06 17:43

Robocop star Peter Weller has signed on to the cast of director JJ Abrams' much-anticipated Star Trek sequel.

Super 8

2011-06-28 17:08

A love of movies infuses every moment of Super 8, and not just the work of Steven Spielberg.

Super 8 defies sceptics with big debut

2011-06-13 10:39

The mysterious viral marketing for the latest alien action movie Super 8, produced by Steven Spielberg, seems to have paid off at the box office.

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