[Movies] J.J. Abrams Wants Star Wars: Episode VII to be 'Emotional and Authentic'
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.20.2013
Abrams talks about his hopes for the film...
J.J. Abrams spoke with Entertainment Weekly today about his plans for Star Wars: Episode VII and more. Check out the highlights:
On the franchise's fanbase: "It's been nice seeing how important [Star Wars] is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [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."
On the film's tone: "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," he adds. "Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective."