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J.J. Abrams says he’s moving away from sequels and reboots to original ideas

15 January 2017 3:37 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a C.V. that includes the likes of Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams has amassed quite the reputation for his franchise work. However, it seems he’s grown a little tired of working on sequels and remakes, and is now looking to focus on original ideas.

“You know, I feel incredibly lucky to have gotten involved in things that I loved when I was a kid,” Abrams told People following the Golden Globes. “In fact, even Westworld, which we’re here for tonight, is one of them. But I don’t feel any desire to do that again. I feel like I’ve done enough of that that I’m more excited about working on things that are original ideas that perhaps one day someone else will have to reboot.”

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J.J. Abrams Is Done with Sequels and Reboots

10 January 2017 10:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past handful of years, J.J. Abrams has made it clear that he is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He may not always make perfect movies, but he has proven that he can tap into what the public really wants to see and has had a lot of success rebooting and reviving beloved properties. He could easily make that his business for the rest of his days, but after the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he has decided that he is done with sequels and reboots.

The director spoke with People after the Golden Globes recently, since he was there for his role as a producer on HBO's Westworld. During the chat, J.J. Abrams revealed that he is very grateful for the opportunities he has been afforded, but that he really wants to turn his attention to original ideas in the future. Here »

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J.J. Abrams Says He’s Done With the Remake/Reboot Business

9 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Look at J.J. Abrams‘ filmography and you’ll find a guy with a talent for remaking, rebooting, and remixing. While he’s also spearheaded his fair share of wholly original work, he’s become a reliable source for any old franchise in need of an adrenaline injection to heart. Mission: Impossible III. Star Trek. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. […]

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