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J.J. Abrams aiming for an “emotional and authentic” Star Wars: Episode VII

September 20th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

While promoting his upcoming Bad Robot series, Almost Human, J.J. Abrams spoke today with Entertainment Weekly about his much anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII:

“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.”

He was also asked which of the previous Star Wars films best exemplifies what he’s trying to convey in spirit or tone:

“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.”

Star Wars: Episode: VII, scheduled for a 2015 release will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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