J.J. Abrams talks production plans for 'Star Wars'
June 10th, 2013
11:45 AM ET

J.J. Abrams talks production plans for 'Star Wars'

"Star Wars Episode VII" will take J.J. Abrams to a galaxy far, far away - and reportedly also to London.

"We are, most likely, if all goes as planned, going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the 'Star Wars' movie," Abrams said Saturday at the Produced By Conference, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This is good news for "Star Wars" fans, considering that the force is strong in London with all of the previous films being shot there. However, for Abrams - and his inconvenienced family - the new film might as well be shot on the distant moon of Endor.

"When you're 13 and 14, it's like, f*** that, I don't care what the movie is," Abrams said jokingly about his kids' relocation across the pond.

Even though the director is uprooting his family and changing his production pattern - he has shot all of his previous films in Los Angeles - for a planned start date of early 2014, he also understands the need for balance when approaching the "Star Wars" universe.

"It is so massive and so important to people," Abrams said. "I think the key to moving forward on something like this is honoring but not revering what came before."

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  1. Holy sidebar comments, Batman!

    How does politics have anything to do with Star Wars? At any rate, I'm afraid of what's to come...but a little excited to see what they come up with as far as storyline. I wonder if there will be cameos from the known beloved characters. I honestly wish that they'd do the KOTOR stuff or set the saga in a distant future...new characters...obscure references to the old stuff. Star Wars is so bloody cool...but it needs new life. Not the same old story and characters on another advneture.

    September 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. FILE THE CRIMINAL'S LAST HACKED FAKE CALL CNT

    THANKS

    June 11, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bern

    I can tell just by looking at him that he will totally screw up everything and make everyone want to puke afterwards.

    June 11, 2013 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sokman

    Palintwit/pliny... So pathetic. Too bad you'll never be as loved as the Palins. The contributions they've made to their fellow man, as well as society. Sarah Palin was leader the state of Alaska. Bristol brought millions enjoyment each week dancing. Such wonderful human beings. Go collect your 72 welfare checks liberal sheep

    June 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Hahahahahah!!! your comment is supposed to be a joke right!? Sarah Palin has really done soooooooooo much for the common man! Hahahah you absolute FOOL!

      June 11, 2013 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      How does quitting midway through your term as governor display leadership? Maybe that's the "contribution to their fellow man" that you're referring to?

      June 11, 2013 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      You can always take the trash out of the trailer, but you can never take the trailer out of the trash. ( The Palins )

      June 11, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sokman

    Star Wars & Star Trek should Never have the same writers/directors/producers. Something will be compromised on one of the franchises somehow, & fans of both will lose.

    June 10, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharkmanta

      Star Trek has already been compromised. It was made sooooo much better.

      June 11, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Graham Krueger

      Well, Star Trek, which had always at least tried to be the thinking man's sci fi was totally trashed by this guy into just another action series- a good action series, but not proper star trek in my opinion. So yes I kind of hate him, but Star Wars (which I've already preferred) has always been action-driven, even when it proved able to carry more complex plots in the prequels. I don't like Abrams, but I think his style will do much less damage to Star Wars than he did to Star Trek.

      September 13, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. SKY

    FACT: RECYCLE IS ALWAYS GOOD FOR THE NEW GENERATION.....WHAT IS OLD CAN COME BACK AS NEW

    June 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Demon

      That is your OPINION, not an actual fact, SKY. Learn the difference. Just because you put the word FACT in front of something, it does not make it the truth. You really are a silly, foolish person.

      June 11, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. regular s-x everyday is truly an amazing experience...

    ready to start that up again....

    June 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. i'm going out...find out of jj is there...

    -

    June 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jj must be home--she's not f-cking around with the computer

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    June 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. consistently knocking off the system only adds another problem onto my list.

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    June 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. palintwit

    Al Qaeda martyrs believe there will be 72 virgins waiting for them in heaven. Tea party patriots believe there will be 72 of their sisters and cousins to boink.

    June 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. CNT

    sidetrack this beetch

    June 10, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. YAY!

    STAR WARS IS MY FAVORITE! NANOO NANOO!

    June 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sidetrack the the control habit....

    thanks

    June 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. uranusxiv

    Reblogged this on The Masques Agency and commented:
    Exciting stuff.

    June 10, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  16. Pliny

    More boring than ever.

    June 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  17. M.A.P.

    Anything to pi$$ you off loser.

    June 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  18. NOBODY CARES CUZ THEY KNOW YOUR THE HACKING BUFFOON

    thanks

    June 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. M.A.P.

    I would want to kill myself out of shame if I had that discusting name. It rings in my ears in the same way Hitler or Stalin does.

    June 11, 2013 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  20. hackin the system

    M.A.P.

    I would want to kill myself out of shame if I had that discusting name. It rings in my ears in the same way Hitler or Stalin does.
    You forgot OBUMER in your list- hes right up there with hitler and stalin, mao se tung, castro etc, etc.

    June 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |

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