JJ Abrams Super 8 hits theaters in two weeks, and more promotional interviews with the director are dribbling out. Below we have Abrams comparing his process for Super 8 and Star Trek, plus video of JJ with Steven Spielberg and more.
JJ Abrams Super 8 interviews
Here is a roundup from some of the latest interviews with JJ Abrams promoting Super 8.
From DailyAztec: JJ Abram was asked how his creative process is different on an original project like Super 8 and franchise projects like Star Trek:
The truth is that there’s very little difference in terms of how I approach any project, because I just try and approach it from a place of being interested in the character, the premise, the world. I’ve been very lucky to get to work on projects I actually do care about, as opposed to just taking new jobs.
“Star Trek” was very much about a family. And I had never really been a Trek fan growing up, so I didn’t have that kind of baggage when I approached it, but that was for me completely about doing you know telling a story about a family, people coming together, getting to know each other, and being stronger together than they were apart. It just happened to take place in the future and in space.
And “Super 8″ was obviously very much an autobiographical piece sort of in the beginning, even though it goes to crazy places that I never got to go as a kid. But the process was very much the same you know characters I cared about. How do you go through something you know traumatic and come out the other side? And that was sort of my way into this movie. And so everything’s really always about you know trying to serve the characters in the story as best as I possibly can.
And Empire Online has an interesting video interview with Steven Spielberg and Abrams talking about their collaboration on Super 8.
And Heyuguys.co.uk has audio of their interview with Abrams, talking about Super 8 and he also contrasts how keeping the secrets were easier this time around compared to Star Trek.
We will provide more updates as additional interviews are released, especially if there is something new about Star Trek.