Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by PrincessKenobi, Oct 31, 2012.
Except, again, Lucas specifically said he wanted to pass it to a new generation.
As charming as this tit-for-tat is... what, praytell, does it have to do with my Tintin discussion?
Meh. A Spielberg film is always so... Spielbergian. The sequence of ROTS that Spielberg co-directed is so full of fanciful events and over-the-top images that IMO it detracts from the credibility of the story. The man is too prone to flights of whimsy in his fantasy films. And there's that thing about Lucas passing the reins to a "new generation of filmmakers".
As opposed to George Lucas' fanciful events and over the top images?
Anyway, the big problem I'm seeing with a lot of these suggestions is that people like Whedon, Abrams and guys in that generaton are kind of "now" guys with some cultural currency, but none of them are particularly inspired visual directors. Say what you will about Lucas's ability with actors, but he was always good for a series of striking images, and a good knowledge of the visual grammar of film. So far, Whedon, Abrams, and co haven't demonstrated that yet.
Yeah, that would be a drawback with Abrams IMHO. There's some good stuff in that sense in Star Trek but nothing like Lucas. I think it's one reason Brad Bird would be better. And a reason Danny Boyle would be the best.
I definitely agree about Whedon, but I thought Abrams' Star Trek was fantastic, visually. And I am no fan of Abrams.
edit: except for all that lens flare.... for the love of god, Abrams and his precious lens flare....
On that line of thinking . . . .
I'll nominated Kathryn Bigelow, who directed The Hurt Locker, taking home an Academy Award for Best Director in the process.
Wouldn't mind Neil Marshall taking a crack at it.
100 % agreed.
Marshall would do a great job.
Oh God yes, a thousand times yes.
Whedon & Abrams showed that having a director on board who is a fan of the franchise/source material can work out well.
No doubt there are plenty of Star Wars fans out there who love the franchise very much. But they don't have to be a megastar of Hollywood nor renound for action and fantasy movies.
Johnson, Bird, or Abrams could be cool. I've been mulling over the possibility of a tv director, like Jack Bender, taking the helm.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Totally agree. I think he makes sense, has proven that he can make great films with massive amounts of CGI/human interaction, and is young enough to oversee one, maybe two trilogies, if successful. He'd be a great pick in my book.
I filled my shorts a moment ago when I realized that, next to Spielburg, the director Kathleen Kennedy has worked with the most... Shyamalan.
Here's a few names to consider, based on their history with Lucasfilm.
James McTeigue. Second unit or AD for the Matrix trilogy and Attack of the Clones. As well as Director for V for Vendetta and The Raven. Maybe not the most auteur choice, but the dude has plenty of special FX experience. He seems like a Marquand-esque choice.
Anthony Hemingway. Director of Red Tails. TV directing credits for The Wire, Treme, and recently (Disney's) Once Upon A Time. Certainly he has a relationship with Lucasfilm. And it couldn't hurt to have a person of color direct a Star Wars movie.
Ugh, Shyamalan. Ugh.
I'm a superstitious type. Better to get it out there and jinx it, so that it NEVER, EVER HAPPENS.
Great to be back! used to come here many years and like everyone else i've returned!
My first choice in instantly spielberg. I've always wanted to see a spielberg star wars, spielberg has always wanted to do star wars. I think it would be amazing if he came out and just did part 7. I dont want him for the whole trilogy, just one part, just to experience WHAT a spielberg starwars would be. but if they pick spielberg, i would want it to be spielberg, cameron, jackson for the trilogy
but that wont happen. so realistically i say matthew vaugh or rupert wyatt. del toro could also be good.
i could be convienced for the warchoski brothers/sister/whatever it is. but i'd prefer they didnt get it.
bloomkamp i like, but i dont think he's ready for this. same with rein johnson.
and i gotta disagree with alot mentioned here like joe johnson and brad bird. they dont fit this bill. I need someone with real scifi talent, not cartoons and jurassic park 3.
nolan isnt right for this. He doesnt make family movies.
Peter Jackson... don't let him near the script, but I think he would do an excellent job behind the camera.
What about Rian (Looper) Johnson?
I'd like to throw a new name into the mix: Joe Wright. He's made some fantastic historical movies, and has worked with Tom Stoppard (my first choice to write ep VII)
JJ Abrams, Chris Nolan, or Steven Speilburg