By: Dominic Jones
As soon as JJ Abrams was announced as the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the joke was that he would include an abundance of lens flares in his Star Wars film as he did in his Star Trek films. Now, over two years later, Abrams is assuring fans this will not be the case. He spoke with The Late Show host Stephen Colbert at the recent Montclair Film Festival’s Celebrity Nerd-Off, where he addressed the issue.
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"The reason I wanted to do it [in Star Trek] was that I loved the idea that the future they were in was so bright, it couldn’t be contained." Still, Abrams admitted that he may have gone a little overboard. “I was starting to get in trouble with people. When I made Star Trek Into Darkness, there was a scene where Alice Eve [who played Carol Marcus] was obliterated by a lens flare. I showed it to my wife, and she said ‘Okay, enough!’” Her reaction inspired the director to keep his flares to a minimum in The Force Awakens, and ILM’s visual effects supervisor, Roger Guyett, similarly helped him resist temptation. “As you’ll see, I’ve allowed lens flares to take a backseat,” said Abrams. “Every time there could be a flare, Roger would tell me, ‘These are not the flares you are looking for.’”
So you can quit worrying about lens flares, sounds like they'll only be used at appropriate times!
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