J.J. Abrams Reveals Star Wars VII Plans

StarWarsVII_JJAbrams_2013In a recent interview with the UK’s The Times Magazine, director J.J. Abrams hints that Star Wars: Episode VII may return the saga to its gritty, “space western” roots.

Abrams, known for Lost and his grandiose, lens-flare heavy take on the Star Trek franchise, says that he is set on returning the sense of mystery that so pervaded the original trilogy — something that critics and fans alike have complained was lost in the prequel. To pull that off, audiences can expect to see a dirtier aesthetic more akin to the frontiers of the Old West than the gleaming futurescapes of the prequels.

“The beauty of [the original film] was that it was an unfamiliar world,” Abrams told The Times, “and yet you wanted to see it expand and to see where it went.”

Abrams has already teamed up with series veteran Lawrence Kasdan to pen the script.


Source: The Verge