As a major force in the entertainment industry thanks to his involvement with numerous film and television franchises including Star Wars, J.J. Abrams is reportedly eyeing a record-breaking deal with a massive media company.
Variety reports that Abrams is looking to work with a studio that will grant him massive opportunities that include “films, television series, digital content, music, games, consumer products, and theme park opportunities.” Variety also reports that Abrams is receiving pitches from Disney,Universal and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Abrams’ current business is split between Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Television. The prolific filmmaker and his team are looking for one company to consolidate under and may receive a significant payment as a result of this new venture.
Abrams has an impressive filmography as a director under his belt. The journeyman has directed Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek (2009), Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.
Along with his career in cinema, Abrams is also known as a prominent force in television. He has his name on numerous television series including Lost, Alias, Felicity, Fringe, Person of Interest, Westworld and Castle Rock.
What do you make of this story? Are you intrigued at the idea of Abrams eyeing such a massive studio deal? Where do you think he and his business will wind up consolidating under? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news.
The next Star Wars film is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Dominic Monaghan, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.