[Movies] J.J. Abrams Says Chris McQuarrie Is In Talks to Direct Mission: Impossible V Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.03.2012
Plus his thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX footage...
J.J. Abrams recently spoke with IGN about shooting Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX format, a potential director for Mission: Impossible V and more. Check out the highlights:
On Christopher McQuarrie possibly directing M:I5: "Yeah, we're talking to Chris McQuarrie now. I would just say that he's somebody who -- he did some work on the last one we did [Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol]. I've been a fan of his since The Usual Suspects. He's just a terrific guy, an incredible writer and a really wonderful director, so we'd be lucky to get him."
On shooting Star Trek Into Darkness footage in IMAX: "You know, I'm excited because we've been working on this for awhile, and the idea of getting some of the movie out there to the world is going to be a real thrill for us - and as always you just hope people will like what they see!"
On what it was like shooting the film in the format: "It was amazing. Part of it was challenging because of the technical aspects of it, the machinery of it. The cameras themselves are a little unwieldy and a little loud and unpredictable. But then you go to dailies and you watch on this massive screen these images that you've shot having been filmed on a negative that's eight times bigger than what you normally use, and you cannot believe how good it looks. So that's exciting! But unlike Ghost Protocol, a lot of what we shot is integrated into special effects and visual effects in a way that I cannot wait for people to see. I think it really is mind-blowing, how it looks. The IMAX frame, I think, is really the best way to see a movie."