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J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams headshot


Date of Birth:27 June 1966, New York City, New York, USA

Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)

Trademarks:High-tech, action-packed entertainment Often includes a subplot about a box with mysterious contents [Cold opening] A suspenseful sequence prior to the opening credits used to pull the audience directly into the story (Mission: Impossible III (2006), Star Trek (2009)). Often uses music by Michael Giacchino Often makes references to elements of the original Star Trek (1966) series Usually includes a party scene early in the series/movie with young adults mixing and mingling. Frequently casts Greg Grunberg and Amanda Foreman. His work often includes plotlines in which pregnant women get kidnapped by mysterious people or groups who eventually turn out to be trying to help the woman and/or her pregnancy--for example, Alias (2001), Lost (2004), Fringe (2008). Will sometimes go out of his way to add lens flares in his shots, often having people stand off camera pointing lights at it Frequent references to "Slusho", a fake frozen drink Is very secretive about the plotlines of his projects Powerful use of spotlights and lens flares. Often incorporates the number 47 into the story/plot. Crashing vehicles on purpose: Vehicles are often deliberately crashed in his movies/television series: Oceanic Flight 815 plane crash on Lost (2004) caused by Jacob and indirectly by Desmond Hume; Dr. Thomas Woodward deliberately crashes his truck into an oncoming train to derail it in Super 8 (2011); George Kirk crashes the USS Kelvin into the Romulan vessel Narada to save the lives of his crew members, young James T. Kirk crashes his stepfather's Corvette on purpose, Spock crashes Spock Prime's ship Jellyfish into the Narada to cripple it in Star Trek (2009); Khan tries to deliberately crash the USS Vengeance into Starfleet Headquarters, fails to do so and levels Alcatraz and many buildings in future San Francisco in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).


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Star Trek Beyond

Directed By: Justin Lin Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 22nd July 2016 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 122 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

Directed By: Steve Mitchell Starring: J.J. Abrams, Rick Baker, Eric Bogosian...
Released in UK cinemas Sunday 29th October 2017 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 110 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

The Disaster Artist

Directed By: James Franco Starring: Alison Brie, James Franco, Kristen Bell...
Released in UK cinemas Wednesday 6th December 2017 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 103 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby...
Released in UK cinemas Wednesday 25th July 2018 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 148 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 19 cinemas on Saturday 2nd March 2019. View Listings


Directed By: Julius Avery Starring: Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Anderson...
Released in UK cinemas Wednesday 7th November 2018 Age Rating: 18 Runtime: 109 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Star Wars: Episode IX

Directed By: J.J. Abrams Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac...
Releasing in UK cinemas Thursday 19th December 2019 Age Rating: TBC Language: English

The Cloverfield Paradox

Directed By: Julius Onah Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Elizabeth Debicki...
Expected to be released in UK cinemas during none Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 102 mins Language: English
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Last update was at 08:45 19th February 2019