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J.J. Abrams named top sci-fi guru

J.J. Abrams named top sci-fi guru

Jul 25 2013, 10:14am CDT | by Bang Movies

J.J. Abrams has been named the top talent in the sci-fi genre by SFX magazine. The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director - who was recently selected by Disney to helm the eagerly anticipated 'Star Wars...

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J.J. Abrams named top sci-fi guru

Jul 25 2013, 10:14am CDT | by Bang Movies

J.J. Abrams has been named the top talent in the sci-fi genre by SFX magazine.

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director - who was recently selected by Disney to helm the eagerly anticipated 'Star Wars Episode VII' - has topped the sci-fi magazine's annual Hot 50 list marking the brightest and the best in the fantasy spectrum, beating 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon and 'The Hunger Games' beauty Jennifer Lawrence.

Nick Setchfield, features editor of SFX, said: ''Putting together SFX's Hot 50 list is always a fiercely contested process, but we always knew J.J. Abrams would be there at number one.

''He's now in charge of 'Star Wars', the biggest franchise in cinema - the one that created the whole idea of blockbuster sci-fi movies in the first place. We can't wait to see what he does in that universe.''

Whedon - whose blockbuster movie 'The Avengers' became the third-highest-grossing film of all time with takings of $1.5 billion - nabbed second place, whilst Lawrence ranked third for her widely applauded portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' epic fantasy novel.

Other stars who made the list include 'Game of Thrones' executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who recently enjoyed record ratings for the third season of the hit show, and 'Man of Steel' screenwriter David S. Goyer.

Interestingly, Abrams, Whedon and Goyer will all be behind big sci-fi movies due for release in 2015. which could put them all in direct contention for the number one spot on the Hot 50 list.

Abrams will direct 'Star Wars'; Whedon will helm superhero sequel 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'; and Goyer is set to write a blockbuster movie teaming Superman with fellow DC Comics character, Batman.

SFX magazine's Hot 50 - top 10:

1. J.J. Abrams - writer, director and producer

2. Joss Whedon - writer, director

3. Jennifer Lawrence - actress

4. David S. Goyer - screenwriter and director

5. Kathleen Kennedy - producer

6. The Twelfth Doctor - character

7. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss - 'Game of Thrones' showrunners

8. Steven Moffat - 'Doctor Who' showrunner

9. Mark Millar - comic book writer

10. Joe Hill - novellist

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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Join J.J. Abrams' 'Westworld'

Jul 23 2014 9:55am CDT | Source: movies.com

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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star in the pilot episode of Westworld, based on the 1973 movie starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, and James Brolin. J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan are serving as executive producers for the proposed HBO series. Nolan, who has co-written The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar with his brother, director Christopher Nolan, also created the successful TV show Person of Interest. He has wri ...
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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Lead WESTWORLD for HBO

Jul 22 2014 7:03pm CDT | Source: Collider

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TV's the place to be!  That's what award-winning movie actors are starting to learn thanks to the critical and financial success of shows like HBO's Game of Thrones and True Detective.  The cable network's latest series adaptation tackles Westworld, writer-director Michael Crichton's 1973 sci-fi movie that starred Yul Brynner as a malfunctioning Wild West robot at a futurist ...
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SR Geek Picks: Rocket Raccoon Dreams, Kids React to ‘TMNT,’ & More!

Jul 21 2014 5:28pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing Design & Contest Details

Jul 21 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

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Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams previously announced the “Force for Change” charity contest via a video from the Episode VII set in Abu Dhabi, thereby revealing part of a practical set for the film in the process. Today, Lucasfilm has unveiled another video announcement featuring Abrams, this time from the Episode VII shoot in London – providing an early look at a practically-built X-Wing, as will be featured in the new live-act ...
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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Reveals Practical X-Wing in Video for “Force for Change”

Jul 21 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Collider

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A couple months ago, director J.J. Abrams revealed "Force for Change", which gave fans a chance to win a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and cameo in the film in exchange for making a donation to UNICEF.  Even if you didn't win the top prize of the visit and the cameo, there were still prize levels based on the amount of your donation, and most importantly, you were contributing to a good cause.  With only four days left in the "Force fo ...
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X-Wing Appears in New Star Wars: Episode VII Vid

Jul 21 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: ign

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Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams has posted another behind-the-scenes video from the film’s set, this one featuring a first look at one of the new movie’s X-Wing fighter jets. The video has been created to promote ‘Force For Change' – a charitable initiative to support UNICEF. By donating $10 fans will be entered into a competition to win a trip to the set and appear in the movie. In this video, Abrams reveals that the prize wil ...
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‘Star Wars Episode 7′ X-Wing Officially Revealed

Jul 21 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: Slash Film

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To promote the final week of the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, director J.J. Abrams has released a video unveiling the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing. See the video now embedded after the jump to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing design. Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing Here is a screengrab of the Star Wars Episode 7 x-wing: Notice that the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing looks different that the ships we saw in the original trilogy: The circular ...
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Hot Trailer: J.J. Abrams Unveils ‘Star Wars VII’ X-Wing Starfighter

Jul 21 2014 7:22am CDT | Source: Deadline

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In this video, director J.J. Abrams unveils the X-Wing Starfighter that will be used in next year’s Star Wars VII, a further enticement to fans to donate to the fundraiser Disney, Abrams’ production company Bad Robot and LucasFilm are running on the website Omaze.com to benefit Unicef’s Innovation Labs and Programs. The fundraiser is also upping the stakes for donors in this final week of what is essentially a giant and very cool raffle on Omaze.com: not only wil ...
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J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing Prototype in New Star Wars: Force for Change Video

Jul 21 2014 7:17am CDT | Source: Coming Soon

The Apple Store Soho Presents Meet the Authors: J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst, "S."
On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of ...
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Star Wars: Episode VII Plot Details Revealed?

Jul 21 2014 3:51am CDT | Source: Empire Online

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Could these be the first clues to Abrams' plans?Director J.J. Abrams has, as you'd expect, been keeping his plans for Star Wars: Episode VII close to his chest and/or under lock and key at Pinewood Studios where he's shooting the film. But word of the rumoured plot of the film has emerged via Badass Digest, and it all sounds extremely promising - although we would stress that this is not by any means an official announcement. The following ...
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