Star Wars: The Force Awakens — '60 Minutes' Interview Segment with Director J. J. Abrams


added: Sun, Dec 13th '15

In case you missed it, here's the "60 minutes" interview segment with director J. J. Abrams, who talks about the making of the most anticipated movie of the year, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The news segment also included a quick chat with Abrams' mentor/friend Steven Spielberg, who apparently played a part in getting Abrams the job of relaunching the new "Star Wars" trilogy.

Abrams, whose previous efforts in revitalizing fading film franchises (Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III) earned him a reputation in Hollywood as the "remake king," admits the job wasn't a typical film project.

"It's not a movie. It's bigger than all of us. It's almost a religion for people," Abrams says in the above video. He also recognizes that a project like this comes with its own benefits and drawbacks. "You just know, that there will be people -- no matter what you do -- that will have issues with some aspect. You just know, there's some (box office) number that's being thrown out there that will not be hit. You just know," Abrams responding to the question of whether he feels the pressure.

The clip also features some behind-the-scenes footage from "The Force Awakens," including a scoring session with legendary film composer John Williams and reveals a quick scene with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the rolling BB-8 droid, which Abrams designed himself.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens this Friday.

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