It was announced today that J.J. Abrams will direct "Star Wars: Episode IX," so let's take a look back at the highlights of his career.
When Abrams was a college senior, he wrote a film treatment with Jill Mazursky. It was purchased by Touchstone Pictures and served as the basis for "Taking Care of Business."
I bloody love JJ Abrams. Watched Regarding Henry again, love that film. Didn't realise till recently JJ wrote it, he's even in it— Rachael (@mrsspacey) March 18, 2016
He then went on to write "Regarding Henry," starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. He makes an appearance in the film as the pizza delivery boy.
Huh. I had no idea JJ Abrams wrote the screenplay for Forever Young. What was he like, 12 when he did this?— Stephie (@Steffols) September 28, 2014
Abrams quickly followed with "Forever Young." The screenplay came from an original story, titled "The Rest of Daniel."
Did you know that Abrams worked on the screenplay for 1998's "Armageddon"? A lot of people are surprised to learn that.
JJ Abrams should cast the entire cast of Felicity in the next Star Wars— Sexuall CIDER Li'l🌳 (@karengeier) September 12, 2017
Abrams made the jump from movies to television and created the series "Felicity."
thankful people are so into JJ Abrams now bc I can almost play off having a shrine to him for creating Alias when I was 10 as ~hip~— rachel spagnoli (@rspagz) September 12, 2017
Continuing his work in television, Abrams created the ABC television series "Alias," which was generally well-received by critics.
He continued by creating "Lost." You might have heard of it.
"Mission: Impossible III" was Abrams' feature directorial debut. Following that, he produced "Cloverfield" in 2008.
2008 was also the premiere of the series "Fringe," created by, you guessed it, Abrams.
JJ Abrams out here finessing the game he directed Star Trek AND Star Wars !!! Get that paper man !!!!— スニーカー 🎥 (@YOsneaks) September 12, 2017
He directed and co-produced 2009's "Star Trek." He also directed the 2013 sequel, "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Yes, I will be that guy who stands up for Super 8. Easily Abrams' best-styled and most (at all) felt retro tribute.— Roderick Heath (@Roderick_Heath) September 12, 2017
Abrams wrote and directed science-fiction thriller film "Super 8" and co-produced it with Steven Spielberg.
Hot Take: I really liked The Force Awakens and JJ Abrams movies.— Lawrence (@ABabip) September 12, 2017
And from there, Abrams directed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which brings us to today's announcement that he'll be directing "Star Wars: Episode IX."