VIDEO: J.J. Abrams on The Force Awakens teaser and his Star Wars VII experience

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Jan 7, 2015, 5:57 PM EST

As the swell of anticipation rises for the new installment of Star Wars on this year's horizon, we're sure to start hearing more details from the filmmakers and cast on the pure awesomeness to come.

Here's an interview from MTV News with director J.J. Abrams at the National Board of Review Awards, chiming in on his rewards, risks and fears for The Force Awakens and the pressures associated with his film being scrutinized and savored so profoundly before its imminent arrival in December.  It's nice to hear Abrams admit that the anticipation has been an "intense and terrifying prospect" and hear his palpable excitement for the opportunity he was presented when the legendary franchise came into his creative orbit.  Have a look and tell us if your giddiness grows.

(Via Comic Book Movie)