J.J. Abrams came out of his mystery box. Why? To tell us that he’s not coming out of his mystery box. While promoting his new television show Almost Human, Abrams said some words that were essentially meaningless about Star Wars. When asked about which of the earlier films would influence his upcoming trilogy Abrams was predictably obfuscatory.
“Impossible for me to say because 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. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective”
As though possessed by the spirit of Sisyphus, the interviewer kept trying to pry information out of the notoriously covert filmmaker. It was a simple question. Did any of the internet chatter ring true to his vision for the series? Again nothing but John Carpenter’s The Fog.
“It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [creator 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.”
So let’s recap. When asked about the old movies J.J. Abrams said he’s going to make a movie, and it will be Star Wars. When asked about people’s predictions for the movie, he said that people really like Star Wars. We may as well be directing these questions to the mountains themselves, for J.J. Abrams will not be moved!
I guess the only option is to go see the movies when they come out. Here’s hoping that they’ll be worth seeing. Are you fed up with J.J. Abrams tricks yet? Do you find these antics enticing? Let’s talk in the comments, but remember to bring your secret code.