Variety and THR Report Abrams Nearing Deal to Direct Episode VII

January 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, News, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

From The Hollywood Reporter:

J.J. Abrams is in talks to direct the next Star Wars film.

Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the Star Trek director is negotiating to direct the next installment in the fabled franchise.

As well, Variety reports this:

J.J. Abrams will direct the seventh “Star Wars” saga for Disney and Lucasfilm.

The Mouse House is closing the deal with the prolific producer and director, who is currently finishing “Star Trek Into Darkness” for Paramount.

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‘Darth Maul: Lockdown’ by Joe Schreiber

January 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Just announced by io9, Joe Schreiber is coming back to Star Wars with Darth Maul: Lockdown. Here’s the synopsis:

From the mind of Joe Schreiber, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, comes the delirious follow-up to last year’s Darth Plagueis. In a tale of retribution and survival set before the events of The Phantom Menace, Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious dispatch Sith apprentice Darth Maul on a secret mission to infiltrate a criminal empire operating from inside Cog Hive Seven-a hidden prison teeming with the galaxy’s most savage criminals. There, he must contend against the scummiest and most villainous in gladiatorial death matches while carrying out his masters’ clandestine commands. Failure is not an option; success will ignite the revenge of the Sith against the Jedi Order.

Frank Parisi posted the following on the Star Wars Books Facebook page:

From Joe Schreiber, New York Times bestselling author of STAR WARS: DEATH TROOPERS, comes a delirious, action-packed follow-up to last year’s DARTH PLAGUEIS. In case you can’t tell from the cover art: It’s a Darth Maul Prison novel. We’ve been dying to tell you guys about it. Check out a plot synopsis and cover art, and look for the book next year.

Frank also said it will be a hardcover release.

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Timothy Zahn Live Chat Recap

January 24, 2013 at 9:27 am | Posted in Books, Events, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recap of Star Wars Books live chat with Timothy Zahn. Due to the large turnout, we’ve included just Tim’s answers.

  • That was basically how I would have rewritten the Greedo scene to let Greedo shoot first, even while Han was in control of the situation.
  • I’ve always thought that Breha had a fair amount to do with Leia’s (and Winter’s) upbringing, though that may not be canon anymore. Regardless, I assume that the girls would at least have some fond memories of her, which would of course hit Winter particularly hard.
  • The cast list in Scoundrels was designed to be a book that Star Wars fans who weren’t EU readers could pick up without being lost. Winter and Kell are there because I did want to give some links to the EU folks, but since these are (chronologically) their first appearances, the newcomers wouldn’t be lost. Yes, I’d love to see some of my stuff adapted to movies or TV; no, I have no idea how the Disney/LFL thing will work out, but I’m expecting good things. Continue Reading Timothy Zahn Live Chat Recap…

Book Review: ‘The Giant Among Us’ by Troy Denning

January 24, 2013 at 7:42 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | Leave a comment
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When most fantasy novels pursue adventures about elves, dragons, and dwarves, Troy Denning isn’t one to be afraid to branch out into new territory. The Giant Among Us is the second novel in a fantasy story that focuses on all things relating to giants and giant kin. It’s set in the Forgotten Realms and packs in some great characters, gripping action scenes, and a story that will pluck, pull, and rip at your emotions. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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