J.J. Abrams Talks Star Trek


The Associated Press talked to Star Trek director J.J. Abrams about what we can expect when the franchise is relaunched on May 8, 2009. Here’s a clip from the interview:

“It was an opportunity to take what I think has been a maligned world — to sound crass, a franchise — and treat it in a way that made it something that I wanted to see,” said Abrams, who recently finished shooting on “Star Trek,” due in theaters May 8, 2009. “To take the characters, the thoughtfulness, the personalities, the sense of adventure, the idea of humanity working together, the sense of social commentary and innovation, all that stuff. To take it and apply it in a way that felt genuinely thrilling.”

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