Published On: Thu, Sep 21st, 2017

JJ Abrams set to direct ‘Star Wars 9,’ Paramount ‘jilted’ as the studio struggles after Darren Aronofsky liberal agenda film bombs

A crazy week or so in movie news includes the firing of director Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars 9, prompting Lucasfilm to turn to J.J. Abrams for help and the Force Awakens director was quick to abandon any and all projects over at Paramount to reunite with all things great at the House of Mouse.

As noted by THR, Paramount chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos will continue to struggle after the the crushing failure of Darren Aronofsky’s mother! over the Sept. 15 weekend – another bizarre film laced with liberal, environmentalism and horrible allegories which make his Noah film seem tolerable. If the studio can read past these “agenda films” then they are doomed with their Transformers projects to pay the rent.

JJ Abrams on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with the late Carrie Fisher

Abrams was reportedly pulling a $10 million annually “in overhead and development” at Paramount, who just left Paramount in the lurch.

THR claims: “Paramount declined comment, but the studio chief is said to be irked to see Abrams get poached again — this time despite a specifically negotiated obligation. But fighting Abrams would have meant alienating the filmmaker and taking on major adversaries: Lucasfilm, Disney and possibly even Steven Spielberg, who isn’t involved with Star Wars but has a long-term association with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and has taken credit for luring Abrams to helm The Force Awakens in the first place. And then there are Abrams’ reps at CAA. With Paramount in need of all the support it can get, Gianopulos had to be realistic.”

Abrams value at Paramount: director on “three films: Two Star Trek movies and Super 8, which grossed $260 million worldwide in 2011. Abrams also has been a producer on several films, including three Mission: Impossibles, a third Star Trek, two Cloverfield films and a third set for release in February. Throughout his career, Abrams’ films, directed or produced, have grossed more than $5.7 billion.”

“You might not put him in the pantheon [alongside Spielberg],” says one studio insider, “but he’s a writer, producer and director. There aren’t too many of those guys.” With Star Wars again beckoning, says this person, “You can’t be an asshole and say no. You do the right thing, and hopefully people repay that.”

Maybe the Mother! poster (see below) with Jennifer Lawrence’s heart ripped out was the perfect metaphor for what lied ahead for Paramount as they fast track horrible Hasbro films and green light Aronofsky films lecturing audiences about “Mother Earth” (Mother! is an ecological allegory), the evil of humanity and his view on the Bible (he’s an aggressive atheist.)

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