J.J. Abrams will be dodging Star Wars questions for the rest of his life, but he knew what he was getting himself into when he took the gig. It comes with the territory. So while doing press for his new series, Almost Human, EW asked him about Star Wars: Episode VII, and this is what he had to say about the tone and spirit of the film,
“Impossible for me to say because it’s going to be an evolving thing. I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.”The director then goes on to talk about the advice he's been seeing from people regarding the how he should handle the development of the film:
“It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [creator George Lucas'] dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; to feel authentic. I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right.”
It sounds like we are going to get that authentic film we are all hoping for. I couldn't be more excited that Abrams is the guy at the helm on this thing! The more he talks about the movie, the more encouraged I am about the project.