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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.

Source: Bang Movies

 
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5 days ago

Last red carpet at London film festival in pictures

Oct 18 2014 6:12pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Stars including Simon Pegg, James McAvoy and Cara Delevingne on the red carpet for the last screenings and awards ceremony of the BFI London film festivalLeviathan wins best film and Stephen Frears awa ...
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1 week ago

Star Wars Bits: Episode 7 Jedi, Joel Edgerton Up For Uncle Owen’s Return, Rebels Producer Simon Kinberg, Simon Pegg, Clone Wars, LEGO

Oct 10 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions is coming to Blu-ray, see the cover art, find out information about the release and when to expect it. What can we expect from the Jedi in Star Wars Episode VII? Joel Edgerton is interested in returning as Uncle Owen if they actually make a rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film. The third installment of an in-depth interview with Star Wars Rebels producer S ...
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2 weeks ago

VOTD: Edgar Wright Directed a Pharrell Williams Music Video

Oct 7 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: slash film

Good news: Edgar Wright‘s latest movie is here. Bad news: it’s only five minutes long. Wright, the director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, just directed a music video for a Pharrell Williams song called ‘Gust of Wind.’ Daft Punk cameos – in a way – and it’s filled with lots of interesting and beautiful visuals. It’s the first music video Wright has directed since 2005. Watch Wrigh ...
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2 weeks ago

Watch the Edgar Wright-Directed “Gust of Wind” Music Video in Full

Oct 7 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: Collider

Yesterday we showed you a teaser of Edgar Wright’s new music video for Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk’s single, “Gust of Wind,” and now the full piece has arrived.  It doesn’t make up for the loss of a Wright-directed Ant-Man, but it’s still nice to get a little something while we wait for one of his other projects to get going – Baby Driver, Grasshopper Jungle and that new one he’s developing with Simon Pegg. I doubt the song will catch on for me personally, but the combination of the to ...
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3 weeks ago

Simon McBurney Recruited For Mission: Impossible 5

Oct 2 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spying again?He was part of the cast for Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, and now Simon McBurney is looking to join the big leagues of international espionage. He’s in negotiations to join the cast of Mission: Impossible 5.Christopher McQuarrie is calling the shots on the latest outing for Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his increasingly improbable escapades. No plot details have leaked about the new movie, though there is a distinctly more European and African feel to th ...
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3 weeks ago

Watch ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Animated On Disney’s ‘Phineas & Ferb’

Oct 2 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

The Disney Channel is quickly becoming something geeks need to keep an eye on. If having a brand new Star Wars series on it this week wasn’t enough, their long running hit Phineas & Ferb continues to attract in A-List geek talent. They’ve already done Star Wars episodes, Marvel episodes, Damon Lindelof wrote an recent Lost-themed episode, and soon Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will appear as their Shaun of the Dead characters Ed and Shaun. What could bring those two iconic character to th ...
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4 weeks ago

‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ Review

Sep 25 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Hector and the Search for Happiness includes laughs and relatable drama but struggles to find successful balance between engaging journeys and thought-provoking destinations. In Hector and the Search for Happiness, Simon Pegg plays the titular character – a psychiatrist who comes to realize that his patterned and sterile life has not equipped him to advise others on improving their mental health. Inexperienced with the outside world, Hector decides ...
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4 weeks ago

Hector and the Search For Happiness Exclusive Giveaway: Win Orbiz & Fandango Gift Cards!

Sep 25 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

As you can see from the Hector and the Search for Happiness trailer, Simon Pegg plays a man who heads out on a world journey to find out what exactly happiness means. Well, Movie Fanatic wants to help you in that department as we’re presenting a Hector and the Search for Happiness exclusive giveaway where one lucky reader will receive $50 in Orbucks (Orbitz Travel Rewards), as well as a $25 Fandango g ...
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4 weeks ago

William Shatner To Appear In "Star Trek 3"?

Sep 22 2014 8:55pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

While Leonard Nimoy has done cameos in the two J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek" films, there's a chance he may be joined by his former co-star William Shatner for the next outing due to film next year. Shatner was originally included in a potential cameo in Abrams' 2009 version, but the idea was ultimately nixed. Now, Badass Digest says the original James T. Kirk could finally pop-up in the rebo ...
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4 weeks ago

Sequel Bits: ‘Magic Mike XXL’, ‘Star Trek 3′, ‘Pitch Perfect 2′, ‘V/H/S: Viral’, ‘Insidious Chapter 3′

Sep 22 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett-Smith will also star in Magic Mike XXL, despite being rather ill-equipped to play male strippers. Plus, see a new photo from behind the scenes of Magic Mike XXL. And also after the jump: Star Trek 3 is reportedly shooting in mid-February … and Simon Pegg says J.J. Abrams is “all over it” Expendables 3 downloaders are being told to pay up Justin Long wants more Galaxy Quest and Zack & Miri Elizabeth Banks drops more hints about Pi ...
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