Fireball’s ACTION MOVIEBITS… Star Trek 3, Dr. Strange, Predator, Hunger Games, Cruise, JJ, @movies

• Zachary Quinto says STAR TREK 3 start shooting in 2014. Spock has spoken… now spark on outta here.

• Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be DR. STRANGE. Hm. That’s strange. Isn’t a superhero suppose to hide his identity? Geez.

PREDATOR reboot is being revealed at the San Diego Comic Con. GET TO THE CHOPPA!!!

HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE Costumes. They’re fluffy… and probably really expensive. Go figure.


Disneyland’s STAR TOURS ride is getting an update in 2015. It’ll include Jack Sparrow running from dirty alien girl bounty hunters. Hey… that’s actually a pretty good idea. COPYRIGHT!!

• POSTERS! EDGE OF TOMORROW with Tom Cruise. Isn’t that the Elysium suit, but with a helmet? GODZILLA… Like Pacific Rim, only with one silly monster and a pea shooter. KICK ASS 2... because KICK HINEY was taken. I, FRANKENSTEIN… ‘Cause it’s about time we remade that classic… again. And… again. And… And finally, J.J. Abrams new show, ALMOST HUMAN. Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.


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ACTION MOVIEBITS… JJ on Kimmel, Captain America Corvette, Man of Steel New Shots…


Here’s a funny bit below with JJ Abrams on Jimmy Kimmel last night promoting STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, only the only thing they want to talk about is STAR WARS. Plus, On Set with CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER reveals a new 2014 Corvette and some cool new epic shots of MAN OF STEEL.

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How did Producer Kathleen Kennedy get JJ Abrams to say “Yes” to STAR WARS?


Here’s how…

Kennedy already had called Beth Swofford, Abrams’ CAA agent, and been told Abrams was too deeply engaged in the next Star Trek movie and other obligations at Paramount — not to mention innumerable television projects — to consider the job. Nonetheless, Abrams agreed to meet with Kennedy on Dec. 14 at his Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica. Famously plain-spoken, she summarizes her pitch like this: “Please do Star Wars.” And she had cards to play. Not only was Oscar winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) writing the script, but Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980′s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983′s Return of the Jedi, was on board to consult. Abrams “was flipping out when he found out that Michael and Larry were on the movie already,” says Kennedy.

Abrams tells THR, “I learned firsthand how incredible and persuasive she is.” Some — but not all — of his reservations were dispelled. “The thing about any pre-existing franchise — I’d sort of done that,” he says. “But when I met with Kathy, it was suddenly very tantalizing.”

Kennedy, Abrams and the writers met secretly for about three hours Dec. 19, and “J.J. was just on the ceiling when I walked out the door,” she recalls. But still, she says, Abrams had “very genuine concerns” about his obligations elsewhere and the impact on his wife and three kids, given the likelihood that the film would not be shot in Los Angeles. And then there was the unique nature of the franchise. “If there was any pause on J.J.’s part, it was the same pause everybody has — including myself — stepping into this,” she says. “Which is, it’s daunting.”

Indeed, the six Star Wars films have grossed more than $4.3 billion at the worldwide box office and spawned an empire that includes TV spinoffs like The Clone Wars, books, theme park rides and, of course, merchandise sales. Disney has said Lucasfilm generated about $215 million in licensing revenue in 2012 without having released a Star Wars-related movie in five years. Managed correctly, Star Wars by far is the most valuable franchise in Hollywood, making Kennedy — its new steward — one of the most powerful figures in entertainment.

So Kennedy had to do what she does so well: put one of the industry’s most prominent directors at ease. And she’s known Abrams since he was 14, when Spielberg had read an article about him winning a Super 8 moviemaking contest and hired the future director to restore his own childhood Super 8 videos. “We spent a lot of time talking about how meaningful Star Wars is and the depth of the mythology that George has created and how we carry that into the next chapter,” she says. Finally, after a day of furious negotiation, the deal closed the afternoon of Jan. 25. To the bitter end, Abrams was telling associates that he still wasn’t fully committed to directing the project. But Kennedy is confident that he will be in the chair when the cameras roll. She is less clear that the first film in the new trilogy will be ready by 2015. “Our goal is to move as quickly as we can, and we’ll see what happens,” says Kennedy. “The timetable we care about is getting the story.”

Plus, I’m assume a hefty paycheck and point. 😉

JJ Abrams directs STAR WARS 7 says Disney. It’s Official…


Here’s the Press Release stating JJ Abrams as director for STAR WARS VII. Right off the heels of Star Trek as another re-launch. Good choice if you ask me as JJ has done a great job at creating compelling characters for his films. I’m sure he’ll do it again… Who should follow him for Episode 8? Give your take in the comments.


J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay.

“It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said Kennedy. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”

George Lucas went on to say “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller.  He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”

“To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” J.J. Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”

J.J., his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, and Bad Robot are on board to produce along with Kathleen Kennedy under the Disney | Lucasfilm banner.

Also consulting on the project are Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg.  Kasdan has a long history with Lucasfilm, as screenwriter on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. Kinberg was writer on Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Abrams and his production company Bad Robot have a proven track record of blockbuster movies that feature complex action, heartfelt drama, iconic heroes and fantastic production values with such credits as Star Trek, Super 8, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, and this year’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams has worked with Lucasfilm’s preeminent postproduction facilities, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, on all of the feature films he has directed, beginning with Mission: Impossible III. He also created or co-created such acclaimed television series as Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe.

WATCH! Awesome START TREK INTO DARKNESS Full Teaser is riveting…

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Star Trek has come a long way in the hands of JJ Abrams. And this extended Teaser is epic in scope… but I still want to see Tribbles.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS First Teaser (Japanese)

Although this is a Japanese subtitled version, it contain 15 seconds more than the American just launched. Looks very serious for a Star Trek, but very cool. Especially when the Enterprise hits the water…

Stay tooned to the Blog here for more updates…

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Poster 1 revealed…

All new poster for the upcoming JJ Abrams STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. The whole movie takes place at night, everyone wears black… and your 3D Glasses will be tinted. But they give you a tiny flashlight… Sounds awesome. Oh, and the movie starts at midnight… only. Pachow…

New 3 Musketeers and Super 8 POSTERS…

Fireball Tim’s Hollywood Garage Podcast #13

Lucky number 13 is what we have this week on The Hollywood Garage. And to celebrate, we have an interview with The Smoking Tire’s MATT FARAH! He’s got a new show coming up on The Speed Channel, PLUS… a WINNER for the NO CONTEST! Who’s is it that posted on our Facebook Page? Listen to the show…

HOT news on a new ALCATRAZ, TRANSPORTER TV Series, OBLIVION with Tom Cruise and what? Could this be a LONG KISS GOODNIGHT Sequel? Ya, sure, youbetcha as they say in Sweden…

Fireball gives his PROJECT KING TAHOE update by smackin’ in a LIFETIME OIL FILTER and new sponsors, SONY and KURV WHEELS get on board. Shwing!! LISTEN UP, PEEPS!

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ALL MOVIE Super Bowl Spots…

Below are the best movies coming… FEAST.captain america, chris evans,



Transformers ‘Dark of The Moon’ Super Bowl Trailer (720p) from Michael Bay Dot Com on Vimeo.






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