J.J. Abrams has hit out at the amount of money that movies cost calling film budgets 'preposterous' and 'embarrassing'.

The director is back in the chair for a second Star Trek movie but he has also worked on the Mission: Impossible franchise.

And admits that it is important to figure out how you are going to spend the money you have before you begin filming.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times the director said: "It is preposterous and embarrassing that movies cost what they do.

"Certainly on Star Trek and the sequel and on Mission: Impossible three and four, we had massive budget issues always.

"Yet we always get it figured out before production starts and realise that the money you don't get forces you to rethink something and challenges you to figure it out in a new way."

It was back in 2009 that Abrams rebooted the Star Trek franchise as he took the story of the Enterprise and her crew back to the beginning.

2013 sees the long awaited sequel finally this the big screen as the likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana will all reprise their roles.

Star Trek 2 is released 17th May.


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