J.J. Abrams: Studio Will Not ‘Disney-fy’ The Force Awakens
J.J. ABRAMS: STUDIO IS ‘NOT TRYING TO DISNEY-FY’ STAR WARS
Director confirms he has final cut, BUT…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams has spoken about working on the film under Disney with Apple’s chief designer Jony Ive and producer Brian Glazer in a talk for Vanity Fair.
Some of the highlights (thanks The Playlist) included Abrams confirming that he has the final cut on the movie, however he also said that “when you do a Disney project, there’s a clause in there that you kind of go, ‘Well if I were a lawyer I could probably drive a truck through it…'”
However, Abrams said that “they let us make the movie we wanted to make,” and called Disney CEO Bob Iger an “incredible collaborator”.
“I cannot say enough about how Bog Iger and Alan Horn [Disney chairman] have understood this thing that is now part of the Disney company,” Abrams said. “And they’re not trying to Disney-fy it, they’re not doing anything other than, I think, an incredibly smart thing, which is letting Kathleen Kennedy — who is a remarkable person and producer — run and lead Lucasfilm to a place where I think it wants to go.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18. The intire Abrams interview can be viewed on the Vanity Fair Youtube page.