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J.J. Abrams boldly going from 'Trek' to 'Star Wars'

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J.J. Abrams, who directed the latest release of the Star Trek film franchise "Into Darkness," is gearing up for the challenge of overseeing the next installment of "Star Wars."

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J.J. Abrams is master of one universe -- and he's about to try conquering another. The director who rebooted "Star Trek" for a new generation, sending the USS Enterprise out again to explore strange new worlds, has also been put at the "Star Wars" helm. Soon he'll direct a new film, the seventh, in the epic sci-fi franchise.
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