J.J. Abrams was recently asked about the prospect for a LOST movie. Could it happen? Maybe the better question is: Should it happen? Personally I’m not too moved by Abrams’ talk here, in the big picture we all know that the show has become Darlton’s project. Every season has moved J.J. further and further into the periphery of the show. He has a legacy with the show, but I’d put more stock in Damon or Carlton talking about a movie than I would J.J. Regardless, here is what he said:
Speaking with MTV News, “Lost” co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams said that while he still believes a theatrical leap is doubtful, he’s now less against the idea than in the past. And that’s mostly because there’s now a firm end-point for the series: May 2010.
“The one thing that makes you think maybe there could be [a movie],” stated Abrams, “is that ABC agreed to end the series after six years. Which is a gift, because you know you won’t have years seven and eight where you’re thinking ‘they should’ve ended at year six,’ and you know how to pace yourself so that you know how to end the series.”
With the clock now ticking towards the show’s completion, the “Star Trek” helmer is slowly growing intrigued in the idea of continuing the story.
“The only reason why I think maybe there would be a movie,” he explained, “is that by doing that — which is hopefully the right way to go and that’s it — you do have that sense of, well, it didn’t go on any longer and therefore is there something else that you could do? So there’s a chance, but my gut is it would never happen.”
Source – MTV