LAS VEGAS, Nev. - If the force is with die-hard fans, J.J. Abrams will give away a few clues to his vision for the seventh live-action "Star Wars" film.
The acclaimed science-fiction filmmaker is expected to give an opening talk Wednesday at a video game industry conference in Las Vegas.
Abrams has become a trusted steward of beloved fantasy universes after his well-received additions to the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises.
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas facilitated the latest round of "Star Wars" spin-offs when he sold his Lucasfilm empire to The Walt Disney Co. for $4.05 billion last fall.
"Episode VII" is due out in 2015.