J.J. Abrams is tackling the secret love between '50s heartthrob Tab Hunter and Psycho's Anthony Perkins

Prolific producer J.J. Abrams has lined up his next project with his frequent Star Trek collaborator Zachary Quinto, with THR reporting that the two have started work on a film about the secret love affair between ’50s film heartthrob Tab Hunter and his long-time romantic partner, Psycho star Anthony Perkins. Tab &…

J.J. Abrams promises there will be fewer shenanigans with the next Cloverfield movie

For better or worse, the Cloverfield series—if you can call three largely disconnected movies a “series”—has been partially defined by its wacky stunts. The first movie had no title for most of its marketing build-up, 10 Cloverfield Lane was sold to audiences as a completely unrelated movie until just before it came…

Victoria Mahoney named second unit director on Star Wars: Episode IX

We don’t usually spill a lot of ink on the status of second unit directors—i.e., the leaders of the teams tasked with filming stuff like action scenes and other less-central shots on the set of a blockbuster film—but we’re happy to make an exception for Star Wars, and, specifically, the news that Disney has hired…

The ghost of a certain puppet might be popping up again in Star Wars: Episode IX

According to The New York Daily News’ unnamed sources, Yoda might be appearing in the next Star Wars movie as a new mentor for Rey. Supposedly, he will show up “as a ghost” in a scene where he “acknowledges Rey’s success and growth as a Jedi.” That’s not a particularly shocking rumor, since Yoda materialized on Porg…

Mark Hamill reveals Luke Skywalker's fate in George Lucas' abandoned treatment for Episode IX

Mark Hamill’s gregarious lack of filter has largely been a joy for Star Wars fans, as the actor happily shares details of creating the beloved fictional universe even when he later wishes he hadn’t. But now, he’s even letting slip details about Star Wars movies that were never made, giving fans something new to…

J.J. Abrams won't give Stephen Colbert's audience Star Wars spoilers, takes them to Broadway to apologize

Jokingly introduced by Stephen Colbert as the beloved screenwriter of the 1997 Joe Pesci-Danny Glover comedy Gone Fishin’ (4.7 user rating on IMDb), J.J. Abrams came out for his Wednesday Late Show appearance bearing, seemingly, nothing. Sure, the co-writer of the 1990 Jim Belushi vehicle Taking Care Of Business was…

Let's take a look back at Cloverfield's history of trick marketing

Given the critical failure of Netflix’s The Cloverfield Paradox—a film whose surprise Super Bowl release and troubled production have inspired more conversation than its less-than-stellar plot—it seems like a good time to reexamine the Cloverfield franchise’s history of manipulating audience expectation. As part of…

Netflix’s sci-fi surprise release The Cloverfield Paradox isn’t as original as its marketing gimmick

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Like characters in one of those zombie movies where no one says “zombie,” the crew of the Cloverfield space station—a big metal psilocybin mushroom orbiting near-future Earth—doesn’t know what it’s in for, having left our planet without ever having seen a single sci-fi horror movie: not Alien, not Event Horizon, and…

HBO orders J.J. Abrams' "epic and intimate" fantasy sci-fi drama Demimonde to series

The ever-industrious J.J. Abrams has successfully added a little more sci-fi-fantasy-drama to his plate today, with Variety reporting that the prolific writer and producer (and Star Wars: Episode IX director) has just sold a new series to HBO. Titled Demimonde—literally, “half-world,” although the word has usually…