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JJ Abrams Says He Owes His Movie Career to Tom Cruise

Posted: June 9th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
JJ Abrams Says He Owes His Movie Career to Tom CruiseSubmit Comment
JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek) attended a conference on Saturday and was asked about how difficult it was to convince Paramount Pictures to let Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles) direct "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," since Bird never directed a live-action film before.

"There was a movie before 'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' called 'Mission: Impossible III,' when a TV director was shoved down the throat of the studio because Tom Cruise said, 'I want this guy to direct the movie,'" said Abrams.

He explained that during the early stages of "Mission: Impossible III," the movie lost its director, causing the studio to go into panic mode to find a replacement. Despite tight deadlines and plenty of money at risk, Cruise forced the studio to have a meeting (at Cruise's house) with Abrams, who at that point only directed a few episodes "Alias," "Lost" and "Felicity."

"When Tom said we'll delay the movie a year, and JJ is going to direct it, I watched the head of the studio have an aneurysm," Abrams continued. "[So,] I have been Brad Bird and seen what it was like to be the guy who wasn't the obvious choice."

Source: The Wrap


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j-man writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 7:38:34 AM

JJ to the executives

'Two words guys, lens flares'
BadChadB33 writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 7:53:48 AM

And so began....lens flare.
cress writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 8:56:05 AM

I still think MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 is the best film of the series.
Stapes writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 10:25:11 AM

"I want this guy to direct, he makes me feel tall," said Cruise.
Kurskij writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 11:02:27 AM

JJ Abrams and Tom Cruise to make "Pocket Monsters".

lol @j-man
Deaft0ne writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 11:32:11 AM

Actually this entire story is a lie. Tom Cruise hired JJ to direct MI:3 after he binge-watched seasons 1&2 of Alias on DVD with Xenu by his side.
sedibus writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 2:01:50 PM

lens flare and hubbard´s mental drug all the way down to everywhere.
KaloVisor writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 3:10:20 PM

don't those idiots know, it's never wise to upset a Wookiee.
pornfly writes:
on June 9th, 2013 at 10:26:56 PM

J-MAN
everything about that post was classic comedy

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