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Simon Pegg: J.J. Abrams is perfect for Star Wars

Simon Pegg: J.J. Abrams is perfect for Star Wars

Feb 7 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Simon Pegg thinks J.J. Abrams will do a ''great job'' on 'Star Wars'. The actor - who plays Scotty in the director's reboot of 'Star Trek' and the upcoming sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness' -...

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Simon Pegg: J.J. Abrams is perfect for Star Wars

Feb 7 2013, 4:17am CST | by

Simon Pegg thinks J.J. Abrams will do a ''great job'' on 'Star Wars'.

The actor - who plays Scotty in the director's reboot of 'Star Trek' and the upcoming sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness' - believes the filmmaker, who was recently confirmed to direct the seventh film in the space saga, is the perfect candidate for the job.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz ahead of his hosting duties at the Oxfam charity screening of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' at London's May Fair Hotel on Wednesday night (06.02.13), he said: ''I can't think of a better man for the job. J.J.'s a fan. He's such an enthusiast, such a hard worker... he'll give it his incredible skill and talent. He'll make a great job [of it].''

Despite being a huge fan of the film franchise and having ties to the series' new director, Simon, 42, admitted he hasn't contemplated a role in the seventh instalment - due for release in 2015 - as he would need to see the script first.

He said: ''I haven't seen the script and I don't know anything about it, so I couldn't possibly comment on that.''

J.J. will succeed series creator George Lucas as the director for the untitled 'Star Wars' continuation after Disney acquired the legendary director's Lucasfilm production company, including rights to the franchise, last year.

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TV News Wrap Up: Keanu Reeves Starring in ‘Rain,’ Showtime Renewals & More

Aug 21 2014 1:34am CDT | Source: screen rant

This Week in TV: Keanu Reeves is attached to star in and produce a developing action/drama series titled Rain; Showtime renews Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan for their third seasons; Halt and Catch Fire scores a season 2 renewal from AMC; and Simon Pegg announces that he and Nick Frost will reprise their Shaun of the Dead roles on the Disney Channel cartoon Phineas and Ferb. - Slingshot Global Media anno ...
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Robin Williams Finished His "Anything" Work

Aug 19 2014 9:48pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

Recently concerns were raised that Robin Williams had not completed his vocal work on Terry Jones' new comedy "Absolutely Anything" before his tragic death last week. The film's producers have now gone on the record to say that isn't the case, saying in an official statement: "Contrary to reports, we are able to confirm that Robin Williams completed his voice recording for the role of Dennis. Everyone on the Absolutely Anything team wa ...
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Carry on in Oz: Inbetweeners 2 still at the top of UK box office

Aug 19 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: the guardian

Gap-year comedy still No 1, in spite of Expendables 3's craggy army, while Simon Pegg's Hector comedy disappoints, leaving the apes in charge this summer Read more UK box office analysis Read our US box offi ...
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You ain't got no problems, Tom Cruise. Ving Rhames is on this mothaf***er.

Aug 18 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

After a noticeable absence Ving Rhames returns for Mission: Impossible 5! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. After a noticeable absence from (most of) M:I 4 Ghost Protocol it's happy news that Ving Rhames' Luther Stickwell is for sure returning for the fifth Mission: Impossible film being written and directed by the great Chris McQuarrie. Here's the proof:   Welcome back, Mr. Rhames. cc: @TomCruise @simonpegg ...
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Robin Williams' 'Absolutely Anything' Voice Role Maybe Not Finished

Aug 18 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: First Showing

Following the tragic death of Robin Williams last week, we reported on four more films that would have performances from the late actor. However, it appears that one of those roles may not be completed as initially thought. The Telegraph has learned Williams' voice role in Absolutely Anything, the film that stars Simon Pegg as a teacher who experiences a series of mishaps after discovering he has magical powers given to him by a group of aliens, voiced by Monty Python veterans J ...
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Robin Williams May Not Have Finished Voicing Absolutely Anything

Aug 17 2014 8:07am CDT | Source: comingsoon

Following the death of Robin Williams, it was believed that he had finished four more films, including Merry Friggin' Christmas, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Boulevard and Absolutely Anything. Simon Pegg has told The Telegraph he's not so sure Williams finished record ...
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First Look at Merry Friggin' Christmas, Starring Robin Williams

Aug 14 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: Coming Soon

Although we've lost Robin Williams, he had completed four more movies that will be coming to theaters soon. There's still Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, coming December 19, the drama Boulevard, and Absolutely Anything (in which he voices Simon Pegg's dog). But first up is the comedy Merry ...
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Sequel Bits: ‘Bond 24′, ‘Zoolander 2′, ‘Evil Dead 2′, ‘Sharknado 3′, ‘Fast & Furious’

Aug 11 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

In this edition of Sequel Bits, people talk about movies they’re doing, movies they wish they were doing, and movies they’re probably never doing. After the jump: Helen Mirren would “love” to do Fast and the Furious Daniel Radcliffe wants a cameo in Sharknado 3 Evil Dead 2 is dead, according to star Jane Levy Justin Theroux thinks Ben Stiller may helm Zoolander 2 Simon Pegg talks up Star Trek 3 director Robert ...
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‘Star Trek 3′: Simon Pegg Confirms Roberto Orci is Directing

Aug 11 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams is currently waist-deep in production on Star Wars: Episode VII, but will be remaining onboard as a producer for the next Trek movie installment. The film, which is expected to make a 2016 release date (the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise), has Roberto Orci – co-writer/producer on the Abrams Trek movies – lined up to direct Star Trek 3, as it’s currently known. Simon ...
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