LucasFilm Denies JJ Abrams Quitting Star Wars
Studio moves to quash rumours that director is ready to walk...
LucasFilm has moved to deny rumours thatJJ Abrams is on the verge of quitting his job as director of Star Trek Into Darkness filmmaker was dissatisfied with Disney's decision to make the movie at Pinewood Studios near London rather than in North America.
He was claimed to be unhappy about having to relocate his family to the UK for the duration of the production.
Badass Digest said that while JJ hasn't actually quit, he has been thinking long and hard about it.
"I have heard rumors from MANY sources that he's been considering/threatening it. Other web types have heard the same. We've all been hearing it for MONTHS."
But LucasFilm was quick to pour cold water on the story, saying: "There is no truth to the rumour. JJ is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year."
George Lucas recently gave JJ his blessing.