J.J. Abrams On His Desire For Secrecy And STAR WARS Scrutiny

J.J. Abrams On His Desire For Secrecy And STAR WARS Scrutiny

"[STAR WARS has] always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I've been used to, there'll be some sort of compromise...there's a purity in not knowing every little thing [about a story ahead of time]."

J.J. Abrams has a well known desire to keep details on his projects top secret. Sometimes that works in his favor and sometimes it creates incredible levels of fan expectations that are neigh impossible to meet. In look at Star Wars: Episode VII and the already high fan expectations, Abrams admits that it will be tough to keep such high levels of secrecy throughout production of the project. Abrams told The Daily Telegraph [via Joblo], "[STAR WARS has] always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I've been used to, there'll be some sort of compromise...there's a purity in not knowing every little thing [about a story ahead of time]. We're living in a moment of instant information and a sense of entitlement to that information. I think it's nice to remember that there's nothing wrong with a sense of anticipation."

But there's still, what seems to be extreme cautionary measures in place to make sure no details leak out before their time. "My office… I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper. I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing," said Abrams. "It seems rather extreme," he concluded.

Do you think keeping details on Episode VII ultra-secret will work for or against the highly anticipated sci-fi epic?

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