Another video interview with Star Trek director JJ Abrams is online (part of his Cloverfield DVD release promotion). Abrams contrasts Cloverfield and Trek with AP, saying that Trek, unlike the ‘found video’ style of Cloverfield, is ‘massive’ and ‘epic.’ The director also talks about what the experience of shooting Trek has been like and the beginning of the editing process.
Cloverfield v Star Trek…on why Cloverfield is right for TV
Cloverfield is supposed to be a videotape, found footage. That is the kind of thing you watch on television. Though I would never be saying that about a movie like Star Trek which is a huge, epic, massive film, the idea of Cloverfield is this terrifying experience captured on video tape. So when you watch it on your television it actually feels like it is being viewed properly.
On the end of Lost
Because there is an end-game, you know how to pace yourself. There is going to be very little wheel spinning.
On Trek wrapping
We wrapped production on Star Trek last week and we are editing now. It was the most exciting, challenging, but satisfying experience. The cast is spectacular. The movie is so much fun. I am just dying for you to see it.
Another Abrams Paramount project
In other news, the trades are reporting that Abrams Bad Robot production company has picked up a spec comedy script from Jay Dyer (Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Californication). “Hot for Teacher” is a high school comedy that joins “Star Trek” and two other films (“Morning Glory” and “Men Making Music”) that Abrams currently has at various stages of development at Paramount. [Variety, Hollywood Reporter]