Currently involved in Star Trek movies, JJ Abrams will soon start directing the next episode in the Star Wars franchise. Previously JJ had turned everyone down. It was a combination of money, a lack of time and a dedication to Star Trek that had seen him say no. It does seem like every television or movie has some JJ Abrams in it. I think it is a great hire. If you want people to not criticize your choice then JJ is the way to go. I thought that Kathryn Bigelow would have been a good choice too. She can do action, but JJ has that extra crazy out of this world stuff he does combined with Star Trek and he is the perfect choice.