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Discussion Does anyone know what role will Bad Robot play in this film?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by BoromirsFan, May 17, 2013.

  1. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    When I said that he's working on the story with other writers at Bad Robot I mean they're, like, physically at the same building. And Abrams is contributing to the story with those writers, that's how it works, not just sitting back and nodding. Also, one source from HitFix pointed out that "Simon Kinberg, Lawrence Kasdan, and voices you aren't even aware of yet are all contributing to the conversation" so you never know exactly who or what those other voices entail.
     
  2. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Orci & Kurtzman are NOT working on Star Wars. Michael Arndt is writing the script, while consulting with Kennedy, Abrams, Kasdan, Kinberg, and Lucas. This has all been stated many times.
     
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  3. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    Is there some kind of occult ritual we can perform to bar Orci/Kurtzman/Lindelof from EVER writing anything SW related ... EVER?!?!
     
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Sure there is. First, we need the blood of a virgin. But where can we find one of those? After all, this is a SW fanboy forum!
     
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  5. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Master star 4

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    :rolleyes:[face_sigh]
     
  6. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    If there is then I'll give blood, live stock, virgins, whatever it takes!
     
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  7. Dasan

    Dasan Jedi Knight star 1

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    Well, being physically in the same building with the writers and actually writing the script are pretty different things. I'm sure many people are "contributing to the conversation". Obviously Abrams is contributing, and I'm sure Orci, Kurtsman and Lindelof have popped in and given their two cents. People have conversations about creating things all the time. I've given my brother advice when he was writing his film script, but that doesn't mean I wrote it.

    At the end of the day, Arndt is writing the script, with Abrams, Kasdan and Kinberg officially advising. He was actually hired by Lucas Film to turn Lucas's outline into a script before the Disney buyout, and Disney is contractually obligated to follow Lucas's general outline, which Abrams and Co. can do nothing about. So, I like to think Abrams is simply here to do a job. He has Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light and Magic at his disposal, a script written by Arndt and based on Lucas's outline, and Kathleen Kennedy, CEO of Lucas Film, producing. If Orci and gang somehow do get involved, an occult ritual may indeed be in order :p
     
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  8. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    Although, Abrams will make many decisions. We can assume casting, editing, set design, costume design, lighting, creature design, CG...is he going to be able to alter the dialogue to any degree? Will these pieces be explicit in the script? These are all the decisions Lucas made when he directed. My best hope is that it's a pretty straightforward shoot. Let Abrams direct good performances from the actors and tell the story that is stylistically congruent with SW. I hope Abrams asks Lucas questions. I'm cautiously hopeful.
     
  9. Dasan

    Dasan Jedi Knight star 1

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  10. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Abrams is open to improv, the "out of the chair" line in Star Trek from Spock to Kirk, or Old Spock's final line of "Thrusters on full", were spur-of-the-moment bits in "Star Trek", kind of like Han's whole "B.S. the comm officer" bit in ANH. Or Kirk munching on an apple when taking the Kobiyoshi Maru test wasn't in the script, I think Abrams just flat-out gave Chris Pine an apple to make him seem more irritating in the scene. (Works great, too, he crunches the apple with mathematical precision timing to seem really cocky, it's awesome)
     
  11. HankSolo

    HankSolo Jedi Knight star 3

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    LOL nice!
     
  12. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Prometheus is a very polarizing film, and I'm one of those who's in the pro-Prometheus camp, so I don't have the problem with Lindelof that many people do. I also quite like Abramstrek, so Orci and Kurtzman don't bother me. If there's anyone from the Abrams/Lindelof orbit I'd love to see working on Star Wars, however, it would definitely be Kitsis and Horowitz - Once Upon A Time is definitely a bright spot in a pretty dismal TV landscape. And frankly, if they brought Lana Parrilla and Robert Carlyle with them for roles in the new films, I'd be pretty happy with that, too.

    I don't have any problem with that. Lucas has always been a great "big picture" guy and a lousy "small picture" guy. He's great at creating universes and overall stories, and horrible at dialog, casting, and working with actors. If you want evidence of this, look at Clone Wars, where the same "big picture" ideas that fizzled and characters who people didn't like in the prequel films all worked great when Dave Filoni was the guy handling the day-to-day details. Lucas is right where he probably needs to be - in the background whispering overall concepts at people who are way better at executing than he is.