In spite of the flurry of excitement revolving around Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams has been remarkably quiet, with most people just assuming that he’s too busy working at the film and whatever other projects he has on his slate at the moment. However, Abrams finally broke his silence and discussed Episode VII in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly:
“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.”
Unfortunately, Abrams is keeping his lips tightly zipped when it comes to the plot, only offering a brief comment about the overall mood of the film:
“I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible,” says the director. “Whatever your favourite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.”