With all the talk about who the Star Wars Episode 7 director will be, who will star in the film and what it'll be about, it's nice for some of those mooted to be involved to state their position. J.J Abrams' position is a firm 'not for me'.
It's not as though he's been asked directly to helm the highly anticipated Disney film, which will see a previously closed up franchise re-opened. But after a chat with producer Kathleen Kennedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he's decided to nip the possibility in the bud. "Because of my loyalty to 'Star Trek' and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version of those things," Abrams said. "I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them."
Talking to Trekmovie.com about his beloved and upcoming Trekkie movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, which is due for release next year, Abrams said the following: "This is very much a movie about hope, about love, about romance, and about facing something that is truly terrifying and finding a way through the connection of your family and surviving and being stronger afterwards."