After his panel at the New York Times’ 6th Annual Arts & Leisure Weekend, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Mission: Impossible III helmer and Lost creator J.J. Abrams to get an inside look at his new Star Trek movie.
Abrams confirmed a draft of the script is done and will be trimmed sometime soon. As for the target audience – “On the one hand, for people who love Star Trek, the fix that they will get will be really satisfying. For people who’ve never seen it or know it vaguely, I think they will enjoy it equally, because the movie does not require you to know anything about Star Trek. I would actually prefer [that] people don’t know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind.”
There’s no word on a director or casting yet, but Abrams is anxious to move forward. “I can’t wait to do this. It is an absolute thrill to work on this project. We really are still like, ‘How the hell are we able to do this?'” says Abrams.