As a 15-year-old filmmaking prodigy, J.J. Abrams helped edit 8mm home movies that Steven Spielberg shot as a kid. Now they’re reuniting for -- surprise -- a film about a group of kids making a home movie.
“Star Trek Into Darkness,” the second installment in director J.J. Abrams’s reboot of the science-fiction series, is forecast to take in $112 million in its debut, boosted by an early start in theaters this weekend.
“Super 8,” the science-fiction thriller from Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, was the top film at U.S. and Canadian theaters over the weekend, debuting with $35.5 million in ticket sales for Paramount Pictures.
A year after its ratings debacle with comedian Jay Leno , NBC has changed course and will air prime-time shows from some of Hollywood’s most expensive producers when the new television season begins this month.