Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by TheBBP, Apr 1, 2013.
Might just be a thing directors do, show the work, get critiqued.
IF this is true then things are way farther ahead than they are saying with the entire ST, which is what I suspect already. I think Peter Jackson could do an amazing job as long as it is more like LOTR and less like The Hobbit when it comes to CGI usage. What are the odds of this little slip up though....almost has to be a joke.
It's a trap.
Jackson could be lobbying for the position, too. Start a rumor and get all the fans interested. Knowing that Lucas and Jackson are close and Jackson's experience with these kinds of stories and worlds makes him an ideal candidate.
I remember Lucas having treatments for all three, but Arndt won the job after submitting a 45-50 page story treatment for all three films (15 pages per film). Iger and 2 other Disney execs were privy to see the Lucas treatment once the sale was imminent. Maybe Jackson for the next trilogy? Who knows.
Jackson also wrote the Forward to the making of Star Wars. Ridley Scott wrote for The Making of Empire (I wonder if he is in the consideration mix, or even wants to be). I forgot who's writing the Forward for the Making of Jedi book.
The Hobbit was just as epic as LOTR and in some cases it did things better than it.
I think that the 'tone' of the Hobbit is much more in line with Star Wars than the tone of the Lord of the Rings movies.
Star Wars movies are meant to be funny, as well as exciting.
It may well be a hoax, trick, trap etc. But as the above commentor posted. The let each other see the scripts.
Jackson, Speilberg, Cameron, Lucas they are all in some kind of 'Brain trust' they meet up, discuss their films, new technology etc to try and push cinema forward. (Empire magazine has done a couple of articles about how they meet up). So if its true, it makes sense peter jackson would have it. But i doubt he would direct.
Big joke. Jackson must be getting his rocks off right now.
If by "Episode VIII" you mean "Peter Jackson will focus all of his energy completely on the Tintin sequel" then, yes, I am all for his involvement with this "Episode VIII" as you refer to it.