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JJ Abrams to adapt Dream Jumper

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams will produce the movie adaptation of Greg Grunberg's graphic novel Dream Jumper under his Bad Robot banner.

The Force Awakens nearly featured Yoda

In terms of cameos Star Wars: The Force Awakens is jam-packed with 'em. Tons of A-listers and previous franchise stars, such as Simon Pegg, Kevin Smith, Ewan McGregor and Daniel Craig, hid inside costumes or vocal booths for their brief scenes, and that list nearly included Frank Oz .

UK Box Office

It is accepted wisdom that today it is properties and characters, not movie stars, drive the global box office. For studio bosses, it’s all about acquiring commercially appealing intellectual property with an existing fanbase. The success of The Revenant, however, is hard to explain in these terms.

Jacob Tremblay received fame advice from Oscar Isaac

Room star Jacob Tremblay never wants his face on a yoghurt after Oscar Isaac told him how creepy it is.The nine-year-old actor is currently the toast of Hollywood thanks to his role in Room, the story of a woman (Brie Larson) who is kidnapped and then ...

UK Box Office

When it was confirmed that three UK cinema chains – Cineworld, Picturehouse and Curzon – were not booking The Hateful Eight, there must have been a fair few concerned faces at partners Entertainment Films and the Weinstein Company.

The Force Awakens overtakes Titanic

After just 13 days of business in the UK Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now overtaken Titanic to become the 4th biggest release of all time in the UK. The current box office total of £83.5million in the UK makes Star Wars: The Force Awakens the fastest to make £80million beating the previous record held by Skyfall which took 23 days to hit the same number.

UK Box Office

The previous weekend (11-13 December) was the lowest-grossing of the year. Now the UK box office has recovered in spectacular fashion thanks to the arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The franchise reboot’s three-day weekend gross of £24.33m set a new record at UK and Ireland cinemas

Gwendoline Christie worries she’s spoiled Star Wars

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie hopes she hasn't ruined the new film for Star Wars fans by letting slip that Simon Pegg is in The Force Awakens.The latest Star Wars instalment is helmed by J.J. Abrams, a long time collaborator of Simon's; the ...

John Boyega: ‘I took loads of Star Wars set selfies’

Actor John Boyega wants to nab some Star Wars set souvenirs to sell back to himself on eBay, as he's such a huge fan of the franchise.The London-born performer is about to see his career explode, when new flick Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awaken...

European Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The European Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens kicks off tomorrow at 5:15PM live on starwars.co.uk. Fans around the galaxy will be able to feel the force wherever they are by watching the show live-streamed from London’s Leicester Square.

Harrison Ford: ‘Don’t tell me I the crashed plane’

Harrison Ford won't entertain the notion that he crashed his plane.The legendary actor gave fans a fright when a plane he was flying crash landed on a golf course in March 2015, leaving him with a broken pelvis and ankle. Investigators determined the c...

New clip from The Force Awakens

Just when we thought JJ Abrams and co weren't about to give us any more Star Wars: The Force Awakens-related goodies to sink our teeth into, along comes a never-before-seen extended clip, starring Daisy Ridley's Rey and John Boyega's Finn.