JJ Abrams: Man Of Mystery January 26, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams , trackback
In the last week we have learned more about the ultra-secret new Star Trek movie being made by JJ Abrams than we learned in the previous 3 months. We have a picture of the Enterprise, a trailer, Q&A w/ Orci, Q&A w/ Abrams and Crew, a (fuzzy) shot from the bridge, a viral site (w/ secret images)…we got a lot. And yet, like after watching a great episode of his hit show Lost…it is all still a mystery.
JJ talks about Mystery and his mystery box.
No only is Abrams the co-creator of Lost, but he is also a Twilight Zone fanatic, so it is no suprise that he loves a good mystery. Last March we reported that Abrams spoke at the TED conference about this, and now this is available on video. In the video Abrams talks about how mystery is the key to good storytelling. He also talks about the making of Lost and MI3 and special effects. Since this was almost a year ago, he doesn’t talk Trek, but you still get a good insight into the creative process of the man who is currently driving the franchise.
Hi res version and downloads available at ted.com