Stax at IGN has “exclusively learned that J.J. Abrams is poised to direct The Dark Tower, based on the Stephen King literary series.” Imagine going ahead with a project that sounds so Tolkien-esque and not feeling the least bit chastened or embarassed about it. Remarkable. “Sources also added that Abrams is indeed only producing Star Trek XI,” Stax also reports. “It was recently reported that Abrams would not direct Trek XI, as many had assumed, but would instead turn his attention to a secret Paramount project titled Cloverfield.” Am I misreading things, or is Abrams looking to become like Joss Whedon II, i.e., a seemingly stuck-on-himself, cheeseball sci-fi/fantasy schlock whore?