Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mission: Impossible 4 Bumped Back

Deadline reports that Paramount has bumped the release of the JJ Abrams' produced Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol back five days from December 16th to December 21, 2011. The change does nothing the lesson the competition in the Christmas two week period. Instead of competing directly against Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it will now have to deal with that movie's second week and the release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Other movies are also getting release then but these three are the big ones.

Monday, July 25, 2011

SDCC Alcatraz Panel Summary

A panel was held at the San Diego Comic-Con to introduce fans to Alcatraz, the new show for Fox coming next January that is executive produced by JJ Abrams. The panel revealed a little bit more about the show which involves 256 inmates of 1963 Alcatraz suddenly arriving in the present. Below is the summary of the panel from Collider.
“Certainly there’s no better show” than “Lost,” Sarnoff said after screening the “Alcatraz” pilot episode Saturday evening in Ballroom 20. But “we’re our own show. We want to do our own thing…. We’re thrilled to be doing something else that will hopefully be somewhere near as entertaining.”

Fringe's Peter Bishop "Audition" Tape

As part of the just concluded San Diego Comic-Con, the Fringe panel showed a tongue-in-cheek video with many familiar faces from the world of JJ Abrams auditioning for the role of Peter Bishop. In what could be a tease image for the upcoming season Joshua Jackson appears at the end looking a whole lot like a Watcher.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Person of Interest Promo

Below is the promo for JJ Abrams next series called Person of Interest. In addition IO9 has posted a mini review of the pilot episode that you can find here. Overall the sci-fi website was pleased with the premise of the team of Michael Emerson (Lost) and Jim Caviezel (Watchmen) stopping crimes before they happen. The series premieres this Fall on CBS.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Conversation with Abrams and Giacchino Video

Below is a 90 minute video with director/producer/writer J.J. Abrams and composer Michael Giacchino that was recorded on June 12th at the Hammer Museum at UCLA. The two have been working together for a while on with Giacchino composing Alias, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Lost and more for JJ Abrams. Full description and video below. (via TrekMovie)
J.J. Abrams is the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning co-creator of the television series Lost. The producer, screenwriter, director, and composer is also creator of the TV series Alias, co-creator of Felicity and Fringe, and director of several films, including Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Star Trek (2009). Michael Giacchino is the composer of scores for the films Up, Ratatouille, and the television series Lost, among many others. He has received numerous awards for his work, including an Emmy, multiple Grammys, and an Academy Award. (Run Time 1 hour, 26 min.)