Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond' started by Serpico Jones, Nov 20, 2012.
I think this gives more fuel to the Joe Johnston fire.
I wonder if this means that Kasdan and Kinberg will be co-writing or if they will each be assigned to a separate episode?
And all of those Kevin Kline rumors.
I don't think so. Joe Johnston doesn't fit "the next generation of filmakers" role.
Kasdan would be an excellent choice, I've been campaigning for him to write them since Ep7-9 were announced.
I think that was just a throw-away comment from Lucas.
I disagree. I could obviously be wrong, but Lucas has always had a very "meta" way of conceiving or writing his SW characters, in the sense that they relate to him. What we know about the ST is that it's about Luke passing the toch to the next generation of Jedi. And in this case, those are the same words he's used to describe his role in these movies, thus suggesting that that meta element is still there (*). So I don't think it's a throwaway comment, I really think he's looking for something there. Again, I could, obviously, be totally wrong.
(*) If I'm right, then this is probably the first time that someone's relative absence from the production of a work of art is part of the actual artistic statement in said work of art.
Hollywood Reporter (highly reliable trade) is now reporting that Kasdan has closed a deal to write one of the films and Simon Kinberg will be writing the other one.
Wow. That is... awesome. Can we change the thread title or something so we don't get duplicate threads? I didn't want to start a new one, but talking about Kinberg is important as well. The article says official announcements on StarWars.com are to follow.
Maybe they can get the Wheat Bros. to direct!
This is pure unsubstantiated rumor. Between now & 2015 anything pertaining to this movie will surface in a Google search & get read, so there's going to be copious amounts of bull...
The Hollywood Reporter isn't a junk journal. This along with Variety are the two major papers in Hollywood that exist purely for announcing business deals in the industry.
Yeah, uh, Hollywood Journal says "confirmed" then it's confirmed. They aren't exactly a blog.
The next gen quote was to the future of Star Wars, not to the ST. KK stated that someone she worked with with an affinity for Star Wars is who she is looking at for director of VII. TFN has this on the main page.
Why are they having different writers for each one? I don't like this. I wanted a singular vision to be brought on board for all 3. I hope it doesn't effect the quality of writing in a negative way.Maybe 7,8, and 9 will be three separate stories loosely connected like Indiana Jones as opposed to a standard trilogy.
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Lucas wrote the screenplay for Hope, and Kasdan and Brackett wrote Empire and Jedi, so it is not unprecedented o have different writers on the same Star Wars trilogy.
Now all we need is a director with the same credibility as Kirschner.....
There's absolutely nothing 'mutually exclusive' about having different writers and having a 'singular vision' to things narratively.
I had floated Kasdan's name as someone I'd like to see direct one of the films in the Sequel Trilogy, so to hear from sources as credible as Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter that he's been approached and apparently signed on to write one of the episodes in the ST makes me a 'happy panda'.
What are the chances that Kasdan is co-writing the script for all three movies?
Quick, someone find the director of Robocop 3.
Well, in reality, Lucas wrote ANH and co-wrote ESB and ROTJ with Kasdan. (Brackett did a rejected first draft of ESB.) The OT was fairly consistent in its writing team.
That said, Lucas wrote the ST outline and Arndt wrote the treatment, so it's not like Arndt and Kasdan will be in separate rooms writing independently--they'll both be working from the same treatment.
@CoraxRD: It does not appear as if there are going to be co-writers on any of the films in the ST; if Kasdan - or anyone else - were co-writing E7, they would've been announced alongside Arndt. Kasdan and Kinberg could work as co-writers on E8 and E9, although the THR article seems to indicate that they'll each work on one of the two films by themselves, but that which film each man will tackle individually has yet to be determined.
I thought it was pretty clear in the videos from Lucas and Disney that Lucas wrote the treatment for all 3 and turned them over to Disney.
As Pablo Hidalgo blogged:
It's been reported that Arndt wrote a 60 page treatment for EpVII-IX, which suggests Arndt's treatment fleshes-out the one initially developed by Lucas.
It's been reported, but all official sources say George wrote the treatments and Arndt is writting the screenplay based on Lucas' treatment.
Makes no sense for Lucas to write a treatment, Arndt then write his own treatment, and then Arndt writes the screenplay.