J.J. Abrams Talks about STAR WARS Secrecy
As you might imagine, there is a ton of secrecy surrounding Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars films. They are so intense with the security that director J.J. Abrams doesn't even get to see sunlight when working on the script for the film.
During an interview with the Daily Telegraph Abrams explained that,
"My office… I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper. I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing. it seems rather extreme."
But it's an extreme to which they are willing to go to protect what they are working on. What they don't seem to get is that no matter how many windows they black out, leaks can come from within the orginization itself. He went on to talk about the digital age, saying,
“I do think there’s something about the digital age that is increasingly dehumanising us. We’re in this very weird place where we’re being pulled into experiences that aren’t really experiences at all. When you’re printing something on a Chandler & Price letterpress, even though it might take a long time and it’s imperfect, isn’t that the point?”
He then went on to say,
“We’re living in a moment of instant information and a sense of entitlement to that information. But I think it’s nice to remember that there’s nothing wrong with a sense of anticipation.”
One day everything we will want to know about the new Star Wars films will be revealed. In the mean time, it's incredibly fun to talk about the rumors and what we want to see from the return of the classic sci-fi franchise. I have to say that blacking out the windows seems pretty ridiculous though.