Deadline Hollywood reported yesterday that J.J. Abrams, the director in charge of the relaunched Star Trek franchise, is now attached to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII". According to a Deadline's source, “It’s done deal with J.J.”
J.J. Abrams is an interesting choice as he is identified with the successful reboot of Star Trek franchise. But, what happens if the audience feel that the two franchises are too similar in tone and vision? It should be noted that J.J. Abrams is also a producer on "Mission Impossible 5". That's a lot of major franchises. The concern would be that he's over-stretching himself and one of the franchises might end up shortchanged.