In the latest issue of Playboy, oft-tight-lipped Star Trek Into Darkness mastermind J.J. Abrams opened up about his mega-hot summer blockbuster and his decidedly un-Hollywood life (no arrests, no wrecked hotel rooms, and his only groupies are dudes “with hair too long in the back giving me a Vulcan salute”).
He also revealed a desire to someday move on from the “big entertainment” movies and TV he is best known for to work on an “important film,” saying, “Would it be nice to work with Meryl Streep? Yes.” Luckily for fans of Abrams’ blockbusters, those days seem quite a ways down the road, as he also seems open to everything from an Alias movie and more Star Trek films to a Cloverfield sequel.
One subject, however, that does make the director clam up is his much-buzzed Star Wars: Episode VII, which is set for release in the summer of 2015. While he does talk Star Wars hypotheticals, when it came to the film’s plot, the possibility of returning original castmembers and whether his will be a “distinct new trilogy,” the only thing Abrams offered Playboy was (literally) a smile.
Check out some of the best quotes, including Abrams’ feelings about Star Trek‘s sex appeal, governmental spying and Tom Cruise, from the lengthy interview below. READ FULL STORY »