When J. J. Abrams was asked about what it was like to work with acclaimed director Steven Spielberg on the newly released movie Super 8, he simply replied, “crazy good.” He added, “Working with Steven Spielberg was a dream, and I was kind of nervous about it because he was like a hero of mine since I was a kid.” But the question now on everyone’s lips is will they work together again? Given the anticipated success of Super 8, all the signs indicate they probably will.
So for these two directors, what’s next?
Not surprisingly, Abrams will have his hands full with a laundry list of upcoming production projects. These include The Invisible Woman, with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves. Then there are the Star Trek and Cloverfield sequels, and finally 7 Minutes in Heaven with Jack Bender. In addition to this, Abrams is writing the next instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise, titled Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, slated for a December 16th release, starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway and Lea Seydoux.
As for Spielberg, there’s no surprise to learn that he has been busy of late too. He seems to do as much producing as directing these days. He has produced Cowboy’s & Aliens and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, both of which will be released on June 29th. He was executive producer on DreamWorks’ Real Steal, due for release on October 7th, which stars Hugh Jackman. Then there’s the long awaited Men in Black III through Amblin, due for a 2012 release. His most recent upcoming directorial works include, The Adventures of Tin Tin (December 23rd), War Horse (December 28th), Lincoln (2012), which will star Daniel Day Lewis as the President, and last but not least Robopocalypse (2013). So plenty there for Spielberg and Abrams fans to get excited about.
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