Speculation Who do you want to direct Episode 7?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by PrincessKenobi, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. EHT Manager: New Films

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    He was actually killed in TESB... we just thought that only his hand was cut off. :p


    By the way, just to let you guys know... I will not be directing Episode 7.
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  2. darksideyesplease Force Ghost

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  3. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    I realize Shamylan and Tarrintino are "Hell nos" (good one BTW) but some others seem not to think so.

    As for Affleck, I don't like anything abouit him -- acting or directing. As for Boyle, I don't know why he would be considered. His 28 Days movies were pretty typical zombie dramas. I will say they were pretty well directed for what they were, which was nothing special. And Slum Dog -- I saw it and failed to see why it won awards. Having said that Boyle wouldn't make me kill myself.
  4. solojones Chosen One

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    @DarthLowBudget I have a friend who's a PA at ILM. I'm already planning to off him and take his place. No one will notice.

    And yeah, it's unrealistic to think a TV animation director can or should direct something like this.

    As to the suggestion of Adamson, I actually agree that the first two Narnia films were really good. I wouldn't mind that, but I don't know if they'd consider him.
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  5. solojones Chosen One

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    I'm still not big on Affleck as an actor, but as a director I think he's proven himself extremely capable. Argo was pretty great. I don't know that he'd be in my top picks but he would be someone to think about. The thing about him is that I think he does better with exciting, plot-driven things than with the more character-centric aspects. Which may or may not be a good combination with the script.

    As to Boyle... he only directed the first 28 Days film. Slumdog is visually and emotionally brilliant, and would be the exact kind of whimsical meets real aesthetic necessary for a good SW film (such as ESB, for instance). But that's really just the tip of the iceberg. One of Boyle's most incredible qualities is his ability to seamlessly move from genre to genre and still make fantastic films. Unlike many other current directors (Nolan, Fincher), he doesn't have a highly specific style or genre. He could make a Star Wars film that feels like Star Wars, not like a [insert auteur director name here] film.

    What he has is an ability to bring magic and character focus to any genre. Watch Trainspotting, watch Millions, and maybe then Sunshine and observe the kind of versatility I mean. I think his abilities and his approach (very hopeful and magical whether it's dark or light) would fit perfectly with Star Wars. And after only doing indie films, he proved with the 2012 Olympics that he could handle a large scale project.
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  6. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Boyle is one of the best directors working today. Has been, in fact, since Shallow Grave.
  7. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    Didn't see Argo and don't care to.

    I don't think Slum Dofg is as good as you or anyone else make it out to be. In fact I find it pretentious that people rave about it. It's like a fad or cliche. So and so says Slum Dog is brilliant so I must too . . . It wasn't and I'm fully capable of analyzing any movie. It was good. Not brilliant or award worthy.

    I forgot about Trainspotting. Now that was a good movie. It takes you out of your comfort zone, challenges you and still creates emotional ties. Yeah. I liked it. Saw it in the theaters years ago and still don't think Boyle is right for Star Wars. And I also liked Millions and didn't realize he directed it (saw it on TV one night).
  8. solojones Chosen One

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    Well Boyle is my favorite director and I saw Slumdog the day it came out on limited release and loved it. I certainly didn't like it because it was popular to. I find the film down to earth, not pretentious. It's not some boring, brown, navel gazing Oscar bait.

    And see, you didn't know he directed Millions because he's super versatile.


    Agreed. Shallow Grave remains one of my favorite films and has been since I first saw it about 10 years ago. I have seen every Boyle film and I like all of them. That's never been true of any other director whose work I've seen in it's entirety (e.g. Fincher or Nolan).
  9. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    I saw Trainspotting before the prequels, loved it and was really happy GL cast Ewan as Obi-Wan.
    That scene with the death sticks in AOTC never fails to crack me up. I've always wondered if it's a reference to McGregor's character in Trainspotting.
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  10. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    How can you like something pretentiously? To be pretentious is a term related to believing you are achieving something you are not. I'm not sure it's actually possibly to like something pretentiously. Unless you are pretending to like something that you don't. Then again, I'd never question anyones motives for liking or disliking something.
  11. solojones Chosen One

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    I don't know. You could like something like an AFI grad ;)
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  12. DarthBlanco Force Ghost

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    E7 Spielberg
    E8 Scorsese
    E9 Zemeckis
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  13. hanshotfirst87 Jedi Knight

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    Spielberg or Zemeckis seem perfect, just someone who isn't gonna stray to far from the style and try to make it their film. Zombie Kirshner available because that would be perfect.
  14. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    While I'm not buying on M. Night I didn't think Air Bender was bad. I did think the main kid kind of sucked as an actor and a better choice could have been made.
  15. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Were you a fan of the cartoon?
  16. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Never seen an episode.
  17. DarthBrian Force Ghost

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    KK worked with M. Night in the past on The Last Airbender. [face_worried]
  18. fishtailsam Force Ghost

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    I would agree about Johnson, but for all the "next generation of film makers" stuff. No, I think the director is gunna be young, talented, and not a big track record.
    Yes disney will be doing a nervous pee-pee dance, but KKennedy will force the issue.

    ha
    hahaha get it
    "Force" the issue! [face_laugh]
  19. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    I think it might help you to appreciate the disgust. The show was very Star Wars, with a nice blend of mythology, spirtuality, and fantasy action, but on a warm bed of friendship, levity, and whimsy. M Night got the first part okay, but missed out on the second part. It would blow your mind just how FUN that show was, but in a way that worked remarkably well with the darker themes. The movie was just so po-faced and serious.

    I'm sure there were some who prefer the movie approach, but I don't know if its the approach people would want for the ST.
  20. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    The show looked like it was made for ten year olds from the commercials. You make it sound much better. I don't think I would watch it regardless though.
  21. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Well, based on popular opining, you have just described a scenario befitting of a new Star Wars film...
  22. gregvader123 Jedi Master

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    What about De Palma? Isn't he a friend of Lucas'?
  23. Serpico Jones Jedi Master

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    Kennedy can't force anything on Disney.
  24. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    Duncan Jones. Small track record of good quality films but not a blockbuster director.
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  25. fishtailsam Force Ghost

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    Just like Lucas couldnt force the issue of casting his movie with unknown Hamil and Fisher???
    You don't think that could have been part of the deal with disney??? We have creative control, you pay for it and keep the profits???
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