JJ Abrams Talks On 'Mission: Impossible 3'

"Alias" creator JJ Abrams (Jeffrey Abrams) talked to About on his directorial debut Mission: Impossible 3 and what his doing now that it has been delayed, due to War of the Worlds.

Since Frank Darabont wrote the Mission: Impossible 3 script, are you going to do a pass on it?
Were still figuring out what the next step is going to be. Hes one of my favorite writers and did unbelievable work on the script.

Cruise wants every film to have a different look. How will you go about that?
Its in the very early stages. Were just figuring out what the next step is going to be. I could not be more excited. Working on that series is a dream for me.

Does landing this gig make up for Superman?
Im just thrilled to see a good Superman movie. I was disappointed but I think Bryan Singer has done incredible work and so Im just excited about seeing a movie.

Are you disappointed that Cruise is doing War of the Worlds first?
Oh no. It allows me to fulfill my obligations on Alias and Lost. I have another pilot that Im shooting in October, so.

Are you nervous about your film debut?
Im excited. I am so excited. Ive been waiting for a long time to find something to direct and it felt like the right thing. Ive been lucky enough to be offered a couple things, but this is the first time that I just cannot wait to get going. Im so excited.

Was Alias good preparation for Mission: Impossible 3?
Alias has been in some ways good preparation for what that will be and I have to say that to some degree, I owe Buena Vista Home Entertainment this job because Id had a meeting with Mr. Cruise and I gave him the Alias DVDs. Hed never seen the show. And I thought, Hell never watch it. And I got a call a couple months later that he had watched every episode and that was the beginning of the discussions. So if it hadnt been for the DVDs, I definitely wouldnt have the job, so thanks again.

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