[Movies] J.J. Abrams Talks Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible 5 and more...
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.07.2013
Lots of upcoming projects...
In an interview with Collider, J.J. Abrams talked about all of his upcoming projects, including Mission: Impossible 5 and Star Trek Into Darkness.
On the status of Mission: Impossible 5: "We're working right now on getting a writer. We're a minute away from being able to discuss that. We have a pretty cool general idea for where this thing is going to go. Tom [Cruise] and Bryan Burk and I couldn't be more excited about it. It's too early to talk specifically about that. I will say that there are some ideas that feel like, "Ooh, I want to see that!" That's all we ever go for."
On showing Star Trek Into Darkness to the dying fan: "I'd rather not comment on that, if that's okay. But, it was an honor to be asked. I'd rather not talk about it because it feels insensitive, but for that to have been a request was unbelievably touching."
On Benedict Cumberbatch's performance: "I just can't wait for people to see the movie. Benedict is unbelievable. It's a tall order, coming into that movie, because the crew of the Enterprise – that cast – is so damn good and they're wonderful to work with and they're all good hearts. So, to come into that group, as he did, as Alice Eve did and as Peter Weller did, and be one of the family was something that I was doubtful could happen. And he completely did it. I not only love him in the movie, but I love him, as a human being. He's an amazing guy. I can't wait for people to see the movie and experience what he's done."
On if it's fun keeping things secret from fans: "No. It's only fun to keep things quiet when it finally comes out as scheduled. Then, you feel like, "Oh, I didn't just spend six months ruining the movie for people. It's not fun during the experience of withholding because then you sound like a coy bastard and you're being a jerk. But, what it really is about is making sure that, when you go to the movies or watch the show when it airs, you didn't read the synopsis that came out of my fat mouth because I was answering a question that I was grateful anyone would even ask. I'd rather people experience it and learn what happens than be told what happens, and see it and have it confirmed."