As reported earlier, JJ Abrams attended the Saturn Awards on Wednesday night to honor Leonard Nimoy (where he was asked about Trek’s future). In a new video interview (below) JJ talks even more about the possibilities. We also have a great collection of photos of Abrams, Nimoy and other Trek celebrities from the event.
Abrams already ‘salivating’ over Star Trek sequel
Abrams told Collider that they are just starting talking stories, but that he is excited saying "as we are talking about stories you start to salivate — I can’t wait to do that." But he has not yet decided if he will direct or just be a producer. However he emphasized how much he has fallen in love with Star Trek and the characters and vowed "I wont be walking away from Trek in any way in the next film." Regarding going with a classic villain or with a ‘force of nature’ type of villain, Abrams again noted you have to be "open to everything" but seemed biased towards an actual villain, asking "how do you fight evil wind?"
You can watch the brief interview below.
More Photos from Saturns
Our Pal, and photographer extraordinaire, Al Ortega has sent over a whole bunch of photos of Star Trek celebrities from the Saturn Awards red carpet, press room and after-party.
Click on any photo to enlarge.
Backstage press room
Al photos by Albert L. Ortega. Al’s Photos are available at prphotos.com
Also the following photo was provided to TrekMovie by the Saturn Awards:
Leonard Nimoy (R) received the Lifetime Achievement Award,
presented by J. J. Abrams (L) at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films 35th annual Saturn Awards on Wednesday (24) at the Castaways in Burbank,
California. Abrams, who directed the recent “Star Trek” for Paramount, also accepted the Best Network Series Award for “Lost,” which he co-created.
(Photo: Carlos Muro)