Abrams is notorious for remaining tight-lipped about his movies, and the same is true when it comes to Star Wars Episode VII. Abrams hinted that he wants to return Star Wars to it's grittier space-western roots of the classic movies, rather than the scintillating cities of the prequel trilogy.
Speaking to The Times newspaper he said, "I loved how Star Wars had that sense of a world far beyond the borders of what you can see and have been told – it's one of the things it did so brilliantly.
"If you watch the first movie, you don't actually know exactly what the Empire is trying to do. They're going to rule by fear – but you don't know what their end game is.
"The beauty of that movie was that it was an unfamiliar world, and yet you wanted to see it expand and to see where it went."
This echoes previous statements that suggest Abrams was trying to make Star Wars Episode VII more like the original movies, however there is still no solid confirmation of what form the story will take or even who has even been cast.