Star Wars, George Lucas
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JJ Abrams saved star trek? Yeah, right. And Hitler saved Germany.
He made it dumb enough for average people (who dig Jennifer Aniston movies) to really dig it!
Christopher Nolan, Peter Jackson or Steven Spielberg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how about Ridley Scott, James Cameron or Steven Spielberg to name a few.
Perhaps Abrams could turn Star Wars into Star Trek as he made Star Trek into Star Wars. He ruined ST, maybe he can do the same for SW.
A bit off topic, but it's been said a lot here, so where did we see ST becoming SW? Did Spock tell young Kirk to use the force or something?
It was an analogy. Usually too highbrow a concept for those who enjoyed the newest Star Trek reboot.
I agree with Abrams. He did a fantastic job with Star Trek. I would add to the list Bryan Singer, Chris Nolan, and Joss Whedon. The Avengers was almost perfect.
I would like to see what Guillermo Del Toro would do from an opportunity like this one.
I would like to see Steven Spielberg directing the next three episodes because he has experience in directing notable science fiction movies. James Cameron is another great potential. I am unsure if Neill Blomkamp and J. J. Abrams are one of a man for the job. I will need to check these two guys.
Those are all really good choices, but what about Jon Favreau? I know Cowboys and Aliens wasn't that great, but he is the man who brought Iron Man to the screen.
Ooooo surprise nice choice!
Im more concerned with whos gonna be in the production team. There are a lot of starwars stories out there. From games to books and cartoons. Most of them have been very well done. theres a lot of talent out there. We need a director that will take the stories of all mediums into consideration.Bottom line...it needs to be someone who respects the aesthstic of the series and can tell us a good, new story while teaching us new things about the star wars universe. I say get 2 people to co direct it. My pick....stephen Spielberg and j.j abrams.
". We need a director that will take the stories of all mediums into consideration." and then you pick Abrams? He's one who will look at the stories in all the mediums and make sure he throws them out the window!
Joseph, you're absolutely right. And the director isn't nearly as important as the story. If Disney wants to produce a true STAR WARS film that brings the story to life, I have two words for you ...
DARTH BANE !!!
What a dumb thing to say. I director is MORE important than the story. You would have an excellent screenplay written and if you have a director that doesn't know how to portray it right. Then the movie will turn out to be a total turd storm. Take Last Airbender for example. Did you know no one who made A New Hope had faith in the movie? They all thought story sucked and it was gonna be crap. It was because of how Lucas directed the movie and everything else he done that made it a hit.
Do you think Lucas could have saved "The Cable Guy"?
Lucas saving "the cable guy" is a logical fallacy to what I just told you.
A trilogy about Bane would be indescribably awesome. Though personally I am rooting either for the Thrawn Trilogy or the invasion of the "vong"
I could definitely see a successful production of either of those settings. They both could tell "what happens next" with Skywalker, et al. My leaning towards the Bane series is based on the fact that those who haven't read the books could learn the meaning of Yoda's "Always two, there are. No more. No less" statement at the end of ep I. It's a story Lucas has already set up as begging to be told.
Anyway, to qualify my earlier statement that choosing the director is not as important as choosing the script; let me put it this way: Both are important, but to choose the director wisely, one must first know WHAT is being directed. Would you choose the same director for Bane as you would for Thrawn? Maybe, maybe not.
I agree that Joss Whedon would be the best, but I also see logistically why this most likely will not happen. He as the heart, humor and simplicity that harken back to the original trilogy (plus it gave me a chance to use the word Harken)
My Dark Horse Vote would have to be the best photo/plastics guy in the business Stephen Hayford - google "Stephen Hayford Start Wars" and you will see why! C'mon let's get a write-in vote going for Stephen!!!
Joss Whedon is a good choice, but as you mentioned it is logistically impossible. Marvel has his time sewn up for several years to come.
Peter Jackson James Cameron Duh
Ben Affleck? What are you smoking? The only real directorial credits he has aren't worth much and really belong to his buddy Matt Damon. You might as well suggest Kelsey Grammar. How about Billy Bob Thornton? "Some folks calls it a light saber. Me, I calls it a laser blade, mm-hmm."
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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