J.J. Abrams is a busy man, what with Super 8 arriving in cinemas worldwide and all the attendant press commitments that go along with such a huge release.
However, Abrams is the sort of character who always has one eye on the future, and it should come as no surprise that a Star Trek sequel is already beginning to occupy his thoughts.
“There have been a lot of things that we’ve been working on,” he told Collider in a recent interview. “A lot of important elements that we just know we need to really nail down and solve.”
“Once you say, ‘We’re ready to go, but we don’t have a finished script yet,” or ‘I’m directing and here’s the release date but we don’t have a finished script,’ you’re suddenly in production on a movie where you’re thinking, ‘Oh my god, we weren’t really ready!’”
“I want to make sure we’re putting the story, characters, cast, crew and, most importantly, the audience first, before we start talking about exactly which locations we’re going to be shooting at, and what the wardrobe and visual effects budgets are. We need to get the important stuff right first.”
It sounds like Abrams has Paramount exactly where he wants on this one, although the Lost supremo is at pains to point out that he hasn’t actually been confirmed as director just yet.
“We’re working very hard on [that]” says Abrams reassuringly. “Hopefully we’ll have something to talk about soon.” Amen to that.
Looking forward to more Star Trek? Or should J.J. turn his attention elsewhere? Speak your mind!
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