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Monday, 25 March 2013

J.J Abrams Talks 'STAR WARS: EPISODE VII'!


J.J. Abrams recently caught up with ole Empire Magazine & gave up some details on this whole directing Star Wars: Episode VII malarky. The notoriously secretive filmmaker didn't reveal too much, furthering the concept that he & Damon Lindelof never do know where they are going with a storyline other than inserting liberal mystery devices. Hit the jump for the details.


Abrams: "I don’t know because we’re just getting started. So it’s a great question that I hope I’ll have a good answer to when I know what the answer is. There are infinitely more questions than answers right now, but to me, they’re not that dissimilar. Though I came at these both from very different places, where they both meet is a place of ‘Ooh, that’s really exciting.’ And even though I was never a Star Trek fan, I felt like there was a version of it that would make me excited, that I would think ‘that’s cool, that feels right, I actually would want to see that.How we were going to get there, what the choices were going to be, who was going to be in it – all of those things I knew would have to be figured out, but it was all based on a foundation of this indescribable, guttural passion for something that could be. It’s a similar feeling that I have with Star Wars. I feel like I can identify a hunger for what I would want to see again and that is an incredibly exciting place to begin a project. The movies, the worlds could not be more different but that feeling that there’s something amazing here is the thing that they share."

Abrams reveals his first initial reaction when he was asked to direct Star Wars: Episode VII.


Abrams: "My knee-jerk reaction was that I’m in the middle of working on the Star Trek movie and I can’t even consider it. But then time went by and I got further along working on the movie and getting to a place where I had done most of the heavy lifting. So when I met with Kathy Kennedy we just started discussing it and I was able to actually engage in the conversation. I went down to tell Katie, my wife and I said ‘I had just a very interesting conversation with Kathy.’ That was the beginning."

He then mentions how Steven Spielberg knew everything that was going on all along with the project. [Abrams had turned down Episode VII last year, throwing people off the scent.]


Abrams: "I will say that Steven [Spielberg] was very encouraging of Star Wars. It’s funny because I talked to him about it and it turned out he knew all about what was going on."

This hot fuzz arrives sometime in 2015.
 
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