[Movies] JJ Abrams Says Secrecy Around Star Wars: Episode VII Is 'Extreme'
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.28.2014
He talks about his latest franchise...
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, JJ Abrams said that the secrecy around Star Wars: Episode VII has been "rather extreme". Here are highlights:
On shooting movies in 3D: "Yeah, I'm not like a 3D fanatic. I did feel pressure to do it on Star Trek Into Darkness, but it ultimately I understood why it was important to the studio. I was actually really glad in the long run that we did it that way, and I think it worked all right."
On the reveal of Benedict Cumberbatch's character in Star Trek Into Darkness: "We were trying to preserve the unexpected for the audience, but it came across as if we were trying to be too clever."
On the secrecy about Star Wars: "Are you kidding me? My god. 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. Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It's always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I've been used to, so I'm sure there'll be some sort of compromise. But it feels to me like there's a purity in not knowing every little thing."