J.J. Abrams recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and discussed how he wants Star Wars: Episode VII to have a real and authentic feel. The interview took place while he was promoting the Bad Robot series Almost Human, which debuts November 4th on Fox.

Here he discusses where he got the idea and explain how he felt when he saw the originals as a kid.

"It's been nice to see how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [creator George Lucas'] dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; to feel authentic. I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right."

He went on to discuss the possible tone of the upcoming sequel.

"Impossible for me to say because it's going to be an evolving thing. I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective."

The film is being written by Michael Arndt and is rumored to center on a new set of heroes. Original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford could also making appearances in the movie as their respective characters.