Fact: U.S. TV personality RuPaul is working with Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmmaker J.J. Abrams to create a biographical comedy drama series. RuPaul will serve alongside Abrams as an executive producer on the as-yet-untitled Warner Bros. TV show, which will share a fictionalised version of how the star became a top drag queen and gay and transgender icon, reports TheWrap.com.
Quote: "We've had a bunch of sort of little friends and family screenings but the truth is I haven't seen it with hundreds of people... and that's the thing I'm most excited about." Director J.J. Abrams can't wait to see his new Star Wars film in a movie theatre.
Quote: "I had some specific ideas about how she would work and what she would do. I had this pitch about these goggles that she wore. Her eyes are an important aspect of her character, and you'll see how it plays out. She was a pirate for a long time... She's lived over a thousand years. She's had this watering hole for about a century, and it's like another bar that you'd find in a corner of the Star Wars universe." Filmmaker J.J. Abrams offers up details about Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o's alien character Maz in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.
Fact: A terminally-ill Star Wars fan has been treated to an advance preview of the upcoming instalment The Force Awakens following a social media campaign backed by actors Mark Hamill and John Boyega. Daniel Fleetwood, who has been given months to live in his battle with cancer, watched the film on Thursday (05Nov15) following a surprise call from director J.J. Abrams. The sci-fi movie is released next month (Dec15).
Fact: Star Wars fans' favourite R2-D2 has become the first classic character to be confirmed for Jj Abrams' franchise revival. The robot has appeared in all six of the Star Wars films and will return in the seventh installment, due to arrive in 2015.
Fact: The highly anticipated new Star Trek movie will have its world premiere on 7 April (09) at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The film, directed by Lost creator Jj Abrams, will then kick off a world tour that will stop in countries including France, Japan, New Zealand and the U.K.
Quote: "TOM (CRUISE) had every reason to be tired, given all that's gone on in his life over the past 30 years. But there isn't a jaded bone in his body." MISSION:Impossible III director Jj Abrams on star Tom Cruise's enthusiasm while filming the latest installment of the action movie.