Filmmaker J.J. Abrams says the big thing he is aiming to bring to "Star Wars: Episode VII" is a level of authenticity.
Speaking with EW about his upcoming TV series "Almost Human," Abrams was asked which of the previous films best exemplifies what he's trying to do in terms of the spirit and tone of Episode VII:
"Impossible for me to say because it's going to be an evolving thing. I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.
It's been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [creator George Lucas'] dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; to feel authentic. I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right."
In other 'Wars' news, Latino Review reports that David Oyelowo ("Lee Daniels' The Butler" recently read for a role, while Michael B. Jordan ("Chronicle") reportedly met with Abrams personally about the film.