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JJ Abrams did a new interview attending a FOX TCA party last night and while he mostly talked about his TV projects, he did provide a quick update on the Star Trek sequel, and talked about all the recent award buzz and nomination. Excerpts below.
JJ gives update on Star Trek sequel + talks awards
Most of the Collider interview covers other topics, but JJ did give some quick updates on the Star Trek sequel, here are the bullet points
- Still no decision on if he will be directing
- No fixed date for Orci and Kurtzman to deliver script
- Not worried about going up against Spider-man reboot Summer 2012
JJ Also talked about the recent WGA nomination for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman., and that lead to more award season buzz talk here is that excerpt:
JJ: No. I’m thrilled for them. The truth is, they’re incredibly talented, hard-workers who often get marginalized because they’re so successful. But, they’re great writers, so it’s wonderful to see them get the kind of credit they deserve. (Production Designer) Scott Chambliss was nominated. The make-up team was nominated. The visual effects were nominated. It’s great to see these amazing artists who have worked so hard, who could easily get marginalized because it’s something called Star Trek. They’re so good. I hope that Michael Kaplan, who did an amazing job with the wardrobe, gets recognition too. Amazing people worked on that movie.
Collider: Now there’s buzz that it could be up for an Oscar. What would that mean for the film?
JJ: I can’t imagine it, but it would be a wonderful thing for everyone involved. It’s hard to fathom.
There is much more from Abrams in the full interview, including talking about Leonard Nimoy possibly returning to Fringe, his new show Undercovers and more.
JJ at the Fox Winter TCA Party