When it comes to getting the gory details about the “Star Trek” sequel, J.J. Abrams is a master of a few words and not revealing anything too juicy. Nevertheless, when MTV News encountered the writer/director/producer at the premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” recently, we came armed with questions, the first of which was when we’ll find out whether Khan will be in the picture .
“It’s a little early to be talking about ’Star Trek,’ but I will say that they wrote — the three writers, Damon [Lindelof], Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] — they wrote the most amazing script, and I’m thrilled to get a chance to direct it,” he said. “It’s totally mine to screw up, so if you don’t like it, it’s completely on me. Our sets are almost done, so we’re going to go back and start shooting next month.”
Abrams, being the perfectionist that he is, went on to say that he hopes to improve upon a few things in the first film, but didn’t mention what those fixes or improvements may be.
“I’m sure, like many people, you see what you do and you go, ’I really could have done that one better, I should have done that, that was a mistake, more of this, less of that.’ You always do that,” he said. “I’m hoping that as we do the next one, all the mistakes that I’ve made that I’ve hopefully learned from, I can bring to this one and hope make it better.”
A master of no information, Abrams is. We did manage to get him to talk about whether “Trek 2″ will be shot in 3-D and/or IMAX, however.
“We’re shooting on film, 2-D, and then we’ll do a good high-end conversion like the ’Harry Potter’ movie and all that. Luckily, with our release date now we have the months needed to do it right because if you rush it, it never looks good.
“We were talking about [shooting in IMAX] and I would love to do it. IMAX is my favorite format; I’m a huge fan,” he added.
And finally, because we decided to go for the goods while we had him, we asked Abrams for an update on the long-discussed “Cloverfield” sequel. “I wish I could give you an update,” he said. “We would love to do it if there was an idea that is worth your time. We’re playing with some ideas, but we haven’t found the one that you go, ’That’s the reason to do it.’ ”
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