JJ Abrams

Tom Cruise Mission Impossible

Things were going well for the currently in development fourth Mission: Impossible film. Tom Cruise was ready to get back into the shoes of super spy Ethan Hunt. Paramount scored a great director in Brad Bird. And former Alias scribes Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec were putting together a script. This was all before Cruise’s latest action flick, Knight and Day, took a giant steamer at the box office. Now the word on the street is that Paramount is looking to retool Mission: Impossible 4 and give Cruise’s character a new role: mentor.

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We’re not sure what Lost and Star Trek producer Damon Lindelof had for breakfast, but his Twitter feed has revealed today that he’s ready to get to work on Star Trek 2. As you know from previous reports, writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been at work on the story, which will eventually become a movie that will hit theaters on June 29, 2012.

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Tom Cruise

Whether you love him, hate him, love to hate him, or hate that you love him there’s no denying that Tom Cruise’s career decisions in terms of what directors he will work for have been second-to-none. Or, maybe they have been. You decide.

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JJ Abrams and Edgar Wright

Last night at a packed theater at the Regal Cinemas downtown I had the opportunity to enjoy said fare, as Edgar Wright sat down for an excellent two hour Q&A session moderated by the monstrously talented J.J. Abrams. It was strange seeing J.J. as the guy pressing the questions, putting the focus on another filmmaker; I almost sort of wished the event was a double-whammy of Abrams/Wright goodness, but the evening was more than satisfactory being Edgar Wright-centric.

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Lost Producers Room

It’s been more than a week since the big finale, and we’re still talking about Lost. I say give it a few weeks and it will be old news. But for now, we’re going to continue on our quest for answers.

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ABC has provided us with the full details on the upcoming release of LOST: The Complete Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, which will hit stores on August 24, 2010 right alongside the release of The Complete Sixth and Final Season.

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we talk with Mystery Team director Dan Eckman about piracy, hot women casting, and what the cool kids are wearing for Halloween this year.

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A fantastic creative pairing just took place right under your nose. Hopefully Sidney Poitier will be involved again.

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Last night I recapped the second to last episode, “What They Died For,” exploring all of the questions that have been answered and discussing some of the questions that have risen just in time for the Big Finish. Today, I’m looking back much further — back to the beginning. Well, before the beginning.

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Super 8

The mysterious teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’ next film, Super 8, has made its way online via YouTube this evening. We wouldn’t be surprised if Abrams himself is behind it. Or not. Whatever, just watch the damn thing.

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Inception

Few directors have a knack for maintaining the mystery these days. Few directors keep the mystery like Christopher Nolan, and its what makes Inception so interesting.

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How can anyone get away with saying nothing and still have so much excitement build up around his film?

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We have non-exclusive word that Super 8 is not a sequel to Cloverfield even if it sounds exactly like one.

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In a world gone made with press release of press releases of non-casting news, Robert Fure vents his frustrations, then goes back to work reporting which animal is cut from Furry Vengeance 2: The Furrier.

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No word on what the plot might be, but Abrams is writing and directing a new project with Spielberg lending a hand.

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Karl Urban Star Trek

Admit it, you want to see a Star Trek sequel as soon as possible. We do, too. And as we found out in a recent chat with Karl Urban on the set of his upcoming film Red, he’s interested in seeing another one soon, as well.

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Brad Bird

Two weeks ago, Brad Bird — best known for his work at Pixar with The Incredibles and Ratatouille — was reported to be in the running to make his live-action debut with Mission: Impossible IV. Today we come to find out that Bird wasn’t just on the studio’s director wish list — he might just be their guy.

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So you’re one of the most talked about shows on television and you’re heading toward a highly anticipated finale? Better not drop the ball.

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Brad Bird

For a while now, The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird has been searching for a live-action project to follow three consecutive animated works of brilliance. As of today, it may be the case that Bird will be directing Tom Cruise in his live-action debut.

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