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Abrams Drops Possible Hint

By T'Bonz
February 5, 2008 - 8:39 PM

One of the eight anticipated films of 2008 will not suffer from the usual expectations and restrictions that one might expect.

As reported at USA Today, Star Trek XI is one of eight eagerly awaited movies, including titles such as: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and X-Files. These films, based on well-known books, shows or movies will need to strive to make something familiar seem fresh again.

J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost and the recently released Cloverfield, is known for his unconventional take on conventional themes. He has garnered a loyal following over the years. Abrams hopes to draw in new fans as well as those who may have fallen away over the years. "I was not an avid Star Trek fan," he explained. "I want this to appeal to people who never saw Star Trek or think its days are over."

Abrams dropped a possible hint about how he was going to entice an audience. Referring to the movie, he said, "It won't suffer from the problem that traditional prequels suffer from; that you know all the characters will live."

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