JJ Abrams talks Star Trek Sequel and Mission Impossible IV


Good news for JJ Abrams fans and Star Trek and Mission Impossible fans too with Abrams recently talking to The Los Angeles Times and Sci Fi Wire about the two upcoming sequels.

If you haven’t seen Abrams reboot of the Star Trek franchise yet then you really need to go watch it right now, as its pretty good in much the same way as Mission Impossible III was they both reinvigorated the franchises and now Abrams is back to talk about the upcoming sequels.

Movieweb had the story here and here are the snippets from Abrams to the Los Angeles Times –

“The ambition for a sequel to ‘Star Trek’ is to make a movie that’s worthy of the audience and not just another movie, you know, just a second movie that feels tacked on. The first movie was so concerned with just setting up the characters — their meeting each and galvanizing that family — that in many ways a sequel will have a very different mission. It needs to do what [the late ‘Trek’ creator Gene] Roddenberry did so well, which is allegory. It needs to tell a story that has connection to what is familiar and what is relevant. It also needs to tell it in a spectacular way that hides the machinery and in a primarily entertaining and hopefully moving story. There needs to be relevance, yes, and that doesn’t mean it should be pretentious. If there are simple truths — truths connected to what we live — that elevates any story — that’s true with any story.”

And the talk on Mission Impossible IV from Sci Fi Wire –

Any momentum on Mission: Impossible IV?
Abrams: Yeah, we have a really cool story. It’s being written right now by Andre Nemec and Josh Applebaum.

What’s your ETA on when you’ll see the draft?
Abrams: We’re hoping to get it soon, like by the end of the year.

Could it work out for you to direct it?
Abrams: I’m open to anything.

So great news all round for fans of both franchises, more news as we get it.