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Now that Paramount has officially delayed the Star Trek sequel fans are awaiting an announcement of a new date and if JJ Abrams will be directing. In a new interview the man himself says that the announcement will be within a month and he also says that they view the sequel as "starting over." Watch the video below
Abrams: announcement within month + sequel has to work as stand-alone film
At the TCA CBS promoting one of new fall show Person of Interest, Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams gave a Star Trek update to MTV.
JJ Abrams on status for the Star Trek sequel:
We met yesterday. We had a big endless meeting, it was great. I think we will have something to talk about really soon…Within the next month or so we will be able to tell you what is going on and when and all of that.
We are working really hard. This is all to make sure that everyone, cast, crew, and the audience isn’t disappointed by what we do. That is the only master we are serving.
Abrams on the biggest challenge for the sequel:
The odd thing about the first one is that it was already a sequel in a weird way. It was a reboot, but kind of not. I think the most important thing is that it doesn’t matter if you have seen the first one or not. It doesn’t matter what the first one was in a way. This has to be a movie that is going to stand on its own. You can’t assume everyone is going to love the characters because they are played by great actors or they might have seen the first film. It is really about starting over and at the same time, but at the same time you want to make sure that you hold on to those things that worked in the first one. So it is the obvious stuff