JJ Abrams has admitted that he is planning for his Star Wars film to be “emotional and authentic, and as exciting as possible”.
The director was speaking to Entertainment Weekly, and gave a rare insight into his intention for the hugely-anticipated blockbuster:
“Impossible for me to say [which of the previous Star Wars films his will be similar to] because it’s going to be an evolving thing,” he said. “I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible.Whatever your favourite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.
“It’s been nice to see how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [George Lucas’s] 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.”
Star Wars Episode VII is expected to be released in 2015.