J.J. Abrams is one of the few in Hollywood who has left everlasting footprints in cinema as well as in TV. Although some fans disagree over the quality of his recent adaptations, the director-writer is still well-known for his works.
Lately, Abrams has been busy directing sequels and reboots. Although these titles managed to entertain the audience and receive acclaimed reviews, it looks like the director hasn’t been impressed with his projects.
Recently J.J. Abrams spoke with People at the Golden Globes. The director revealed that he wants to look at new projects that would require original ideas rather than reboots. Here’s what he had to say.
J.J. Abrams Wants To Work On Projects With ‘Original Ideas’
“You know, I feel incredibly lucky to have gotten involved in things that I loved when I was a kid. In fact, even Westworld, which we’re here for tonight, is one of them. But I don’t feel any desire to do that again. I feel like I’ve done enough of that that I’m more excited about working on things that are original ideas that perhaps one day someone else will have to reboot.”
The director seems happy with his recent involvement with “Westworld” and other titles like “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Furthermore, he said that producing/directing a reboot is meaningless unless it contains new elements in it.
“You know, I do think that if you’re telling a story that is not moving anything forward, not introducing anything that’s relevant, that’s not creating a new mythology or an extension of it, then a complete remake of something feels like a mistake.”
Director Would Likely Stop Working On Reboot/Sequels
Currently, fans are expecting J.J. Abrams to successfully produce “Star Trek 4.” Chris Hemsworth told MTV that he spoke to J.J. Abrams about the sequel and found that “he has an amazing pitch on the whole thing.”
J.J. Abrams’s recent “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was successful at introducing new characters into the saga. He has been confirmed to be the producer for “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
Currently, Abrams has a busy schedule with “M:I 6- Mission Impossible,” “Kolma,” “Half Life,” “Portal,” and more. Furthermore, he is set to work as producer for the currently untitled Cloverfield anthology movie.