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J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars VII? by Michael Ng

Rumors are circulating the net that J.J. Abrams or

Star Trek

fame will be directing the new

Star Wars VII

film. Although several news sources have reposted the same story that originated from

The Wrap

, Lucasfilm or

StarWars.com

com have neither confirmed or deny whether it's true or not. So until then it will remain a rumor.

News about the franchise has been coming out of quite often since the acquisition of Lucasfilm from Disney was finalized last month. Whatever the case both Disney and Lucasfilm have quite a lot to do still to keep true to the 2015 release date.

What do you think of the possibility of J.J. Abrams directing both the

Star Trek

and

Star Wars

franchises. Can both sci-fi dramas coexist in one man's head?

UPDATE:

Lucasfilm has just confirmed

the news. J.J. Abrams is the director!

Ang Lee in the hizzle by Michael Ng

One benefits of working at Lucasfilm is that we sometimes get to see early screening of movies before the official release.  Last week was no different as we got to catch an afternoon screening of

Ang Lee

's latest picture; the movie adaptation of Yann Martel's

Life of Pi.

Today, Ang stop by the Lucasfilm campus to provide Q&A for the film. He is a very humble man who is very excited to peak about his work and the industry. He spoke how he's always learning and the main challenges in making

Life of Pi

was learning how 3D works (his first 3D movie) and how to film with water.  Let face it 2/3's of the movie located out at sea.

Life of Pi

opens November 23, 2013