WorstPreviews.com Logo Join the community [Login / Register]
Follow WorstPreviews.com on Twitter
What\ News Coming Soon In Theaters On DVD Trailer,Posters,Pictures,Wallpapers, Screensavers PeliBlog.com Trivia/Quizzes
News/Headlines
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Trailer Coming in December
Oct 25th, 2014
New "Ant-Man" Set Photos are Possible Spoilers
Oct 25th, 2014
Disney's "John Carter" Actually Cost Over $300 Million to Make
Oct 25th, 2014
"Wonder Woman" Searching for Female Director
Oct 24th, 2014
"The Mummy" Reboot to Follow Navy SEAL in Iraq?
Oct 24th, 2014
Noomi Rapace Discusses "Prometheus 2" Storyline
Oct 24th, 2014
Christian Bale Confirmed For Steve Jobs Biopic, To Appear in Every Frame of the Film
Oct 24th, 2014
"Insidious Chapter 3" Trailer is Here!
Oct 23rd, 2014
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Trailer is Here!
Oct 23rd, 2014
"The Hobbit" Trilogy Becomes Most Expensive Production of All Time
Oct 23rd, 2014
Quicksilver to Return For "X-Men: Apocalypse" and Maybe Solo Film
Oct 23rd, 2014
Restricted Trailer For Mark Wahlberg's "The Gambler" Thriller
Oct 23rd, 2014
First Look at Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym on Marvel's "Ant-Man" Set
Oct 23rd, 2014
New Trailer for "The Woman in Black" Sequel
Oct 23rd, 2014
First Look at Johnny Depp as The Wolf in Disney's "Into the Woods"
Oct 23rd, 2014
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Trailer Coming Next Week!
Oct 22nd, 2014
"John Carter" Reboot in the Works, Disney Not Involved
Oct 22nd, 2014
James Wan to Direct "The Conjuring 2," May Direct DC Superhero Film
Oct 22nd, 2014
Ghostface Will NOT Appear in "Scream" TV Series
Oct 22nd, 2014
Keanu Reeves Says Film Studios Don't Want to Work With Him
Oct 22nd, 2014
Adam McKay Plans to Make "Step Brothers 2" in a Few Years
Oct 22nd, 2014
George Lucas Says Movie Studios are Ruining Hollywood
Oct 21st, 2014
"Cabin Fever" Remake Started Filming, Using Eli Roth's Original Script
Oct 21st, 2014
Melissa McCarthy Discusses "Ghostbusters" Reboot
Oct 21st, 2014
"Sharknado 3" Location Revealed
Oct 21st, 2014
Is Key and Peele's New Comedy a Spoof of Keanu Reeves' "John Wick" Thriller?
Oct 21st, 2014
James Cameron Reveals Advice He Gave to "Terminator Genisys" Producer
Oct 21st, 2014
Marvel Surprised Robert Downey Jr With an Unexpected Gift
Oct 20th, 2014
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is Struggling in China Due to Terrible Subtitles
Oct 20th, 2014
French Theaters Cancel "Annabelle" Screenings Due to Damage Caused by Teenagers
Oct 20th, 2014
Jason Momoa's First Comments About Starring in "Aquaman"
Oct 20th, 2014
Brad Pitt's "Fury" and Michael Keaton's "Birdman" Top Box Office
Oct 19th, 2014
New "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Concept Art Teases Hulkbuster's Giant Size
Oct 19th, 2014
Previous News Stories Next News Stories

Kathleen Kennedy Explains How She Convinced JJ Abrams to Direct "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Kathleen Kennedy Explains How She Convinced JJ Abrams to Direct "Star Wars: Episode VII"Submit Comment
Disney recently confirmed that JJ Abrams has signed on to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII," something that the director has been denying ever since the studio acquired Lucasfilm. So clearly it took some convincing to bring Abrams on board.

According to producer Kathleen Kennedy, she first had a conversation with Abrams' agent, who said that the director is too deeply involved in the "Star Trek" franchise, as well as numerous TV projects to consider the "Star Wars" job. But Abrams still agreed to meet with Kennedy, who revealed that her persuasive pitch was "Please do 'Star Wars.'"

During the meeting, Abrams explained his concerns, including taking time away from his family and stepping into such a big job. Ultimately, he was very impressed with Kennedy and was excited to learn that Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) was writing the script and Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) was consulting.

Meanwhile, Chris Pine (Star Trek) also commented on the news, stating that he's very disappointed that Abrams won't return to direct "Star Trek 3," but added: "JJ is a science-fiction genius. To have him over in the 'Star Wars' camp is going to be a great thing. I'm sure it's going to be a great film."

Source: THR, USA Today


Bookmark and Share
You must be registered to post comments. Login or Register.
Displaying 19 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
bandolero999 writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 7:16:59 AM

Lens flare queer
swoooop writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 8:39:04 AM

Im going to try the same tactic on Mink here.

"Please, go away Mink"

Did it work??
Kurskij writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 8:45:58 AM

Lots of money.
cress writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 9:59:47 AM

Kathleen Kennedy's like a boss.
Avirex writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 10:07:40 AM

"Abrams still agreed to meet with Kennedy, who revealed that her persuasive pitch was..."

She gave em' some of that dusty muffin. That old poonani. The grey p*ssycat. Some veteran vajayjay.
BadChadB33 writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 10:29:07 AM

^ don't forget the gummy bear my friend.
Ranger writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 11:32:38 AM




CA$H


Rambo writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 11:45:18 AM

JJ WITH A BJ
Rambo writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 11:45:19 AM

JJ WITH A BJ
minkowski writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 12:01:27 PM

That timeless combination of pink and green?

Maybe she just batted her eyes and asked nicely instead.
Johnnyb writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 1:40:53 PM

Please JJ! Let me be your assistant director in any upcoming TV or movie project!
swoooop writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 2:03:50 PM

Damn!!
minkowski writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 2:42:22 PM

^^Oh hush. You know you want my d*ck.
swoooop writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 3:41:13 PM

Sure, but it is so smaaal.
minkowski writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 4:32:22 PM

Ah. So that WAS you peeping outside my window!
KillerCOck writes:
on February 2nd, 2013 at 8:22:02 PM

It was Bando actually. Vin Diesel told me about it.
johnny_boy writes:
on February 3rd, 2013 at 6:07:25 AM

Hey now. You're not saying no to anything when a women is giving you a convincing BJ without her teeth in.
j-man writes:
on February 3rd, 2013 at 6:44:49 AM

What bando said
CelluloidMan writes:
on February 3rd, 2013 at 4:56:10 PM

The thing is that Kennedy HAD to talk someone into this thing is the big point.

It's not like she was fighting them off or had the pick of the litter to choose from. As I've read this, many directing talents turned this down.

Wonder why?

They're big shoes to fill of the original trilogy, but I think it's INDIANA JONES and STAR WARS by Lucas of wanting total control was the reason many backed away from.

Abrams was the only was brave (or foolish) enough to take this on...with talented support.

I'd say Kennedy got a pretty good catch...

Marvel Surprised Robert Downey Jr With an Unexpected Gift

Christian Bale's "The Machinist" Co-Star Reveals Disturbing Story About Actor's Weight-Loss

Ben Affleck Regrets Making "Daredevil," Very Confident About "Batman v Superman"

Robert Downey Jr Would Make "Iron Man 4" If Mel Gibson Directs

Robert Downey Jr Now Says He Won't Return For "Iron Man 4"

Penelope Cruz is Esquire's 2014 Sexiest Woman Alive

Chris Cooper Gained 40 Pounds of Muscle For "American Sniper"

Amanda Bynes Placed in Psychiatric Care, Says Her Father Asked Her For Sex

Description of "Jurassic World" Trailer

Tom Hardy May Play Apocalypse in "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Buy High Quality Waterproof Camera Products at Wholesale Price
WorstPreviews.com hosted by pair Networks WorstPreviews.com
Hosted by pair Networks
News Feeds | Box Office | Movie Reviews | Buzz: Top 100 | Popularity: Top 100
Poster Store | About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Web Tools | Site Map
Copyright © 2009 WorstPreviews.com. All rights reserved