Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had yet another member of the Star Wars franchise in the hot seat. A few weeks ago, it was a dodgy Harrison Ford who took questions from the crowd, and this time it was J.J. Abrams, director of the upcoming Star Wars film, who — for better or worse — took story line suggestions for the new movie from some of Star Wars's, er, biggest fans.
Wow could this line up of Comic-Con attendees be any more fun? Talk about a manjoyment fest, yummy. Joshua Jackson missed the TCAs, but made it out to promote Fringe at the convention while J.J. Abrams also rewarded fans of his other show Lost with some of the stars, upcoming show tidbits, and Dharma Initiative-approved gifts. Even better, the lucky audience at the Heroes panel were treated not only to cast members including Milo and Hayden, but the first episode of the new season — check out what lucky Buzz had to say about that! Thankfully it looks like Justin Long was in better spirits while James Franco was cute as always. Buzz is down in San Diego for all the fun so don't miss any of her coverage here!
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It looks like J.J. Abrams is the man of the hour. The creator of "Lost" and "Alias" (not to mention "Felicity") is making a Star Trek movie scheduled to release on Christmas Day, 2008. Meanwhile, he's trying to ensure that the rest of this season of "Lost" sucks less than the first few episodes did. Now, self-proclaimed "Lost" fan Stephen King has been chatting with Abrams about adapting King's 7-book series The Dark Tower.
Whether it will be a movie or a television miniseries remains to be seen. In one foreword to the books, King writes that people can't truly call themselves "Stephen King fans" unless they have read The Dark Tower. But King also recently said that he doesn’t “give a s--- about movies,” passing up several advances from Hollywood big guns to adapt the series for film. He then sold the option rights for Tower to Abrams and his "Lost" cohort Damon Lindelof for $19, leading many to speculate that the adaptation will be a miniseries. For more details, read more