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View Poll Results: The Choices (Select up to 4 only)
J.J. Abrams 25 26.60%
Jon Favreau 16 17.02%
Duncan Jones 21 22.34%
Rian Johnson 3 3.19%
Sam Mendes 6 6.38%
Edgar Wright 5 5.32%
Neill Blomkamp 13 13.83%
Matt Reeves 2 2.13%
Brad Bird 30 31.91%
Frank Darabont 7 7.45%
David Yates 5 5.32%
Matthew Vaughn 10 10.64%
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco 7 7.45%
Guillermo Del Toro 18 19.15%
Ridley Scott 13 13.83%
Other (say whom) 31 32.98%
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Old November 7 2012, 06:20 PM   #151
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Anyone who knows anything about Lucas' artistic roots would know why he dislikes directing studio films but still directed the prequels. It's easy to google.

I don't get the cheerleading/love for Vaughn, but think Bird is a good choice, with Whedon on board for writing duties.

Just to add another name in the mix: Peter Berg. Decent action/sf director.

Would love to see Horner or Debney get a crack at the score.
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Old November 7 2012, 09:17 PM   #152
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Rumor du jour, director of Safety Not Guaranted? Story.
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Old November 7 2012, 09:25 PM   #153
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

For some strange reason Alien:Resurrection, Wanted and Catwoman come to mind. Never, never let a Euro auteur loose on a Hollywood franchise.
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Old November 8 2012, 07:45 AM   #154
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Mark Millar has discussed why Vaughn left X-Men: Days of Futures Past, and it had nothing to do with SW.
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Old November 8 2012, 05:51 PM   #155
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Cthulurok wrote: View Post
For some strange reason Alien:Resurrection, Wanted and Catwoman come to mind. Never, never let a Euro auteur loose on a Hollywood franchise.
LOL, Timur Bekmambetov is a Euro auteur now?

Have you seen The Darkest Hour? That's some Uwe Boll grade shit, my friend.
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Old November 8 2012, 06:30 PM   #156
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Colin Trevorrow is American. Considering Lynch was up for Jedi, an American director of an acclaimed and unusual indie film sounds suspiciously plausible.

And yeah Timur is really more of an action film director and Pitof is just some effects guy. Of the three Jeunet is the only one with actual auteur cred (by virtue of the brilliant Delicatessen, City of the Lost Children and Amelie).

And Alien: Resurrection was in fairness more Whedon's fault (a truly dire script with some idiotic ideas and wretched dialogue) than Jeunet's.

Also: The Welsh Richard Marquand directed Return of the Jedi, so Star Wars has been down the european director route before.

Does make me think which European directors would work for Star Wars. I suppose one could make a case for Luc Besson (mostly due to The Fifth Element), though I'm not his biggest fan.
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Old November 8 2012, 06:57 PM   #157
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

I know Trevorrow's American. It was a tongue-in-cheek comment on arthouse/indie-meeting-Hollywood (hence the wink, and esp given Lucas' own proclivities) but can see why led to confusion. But I agree re: Whedon/Alien 4 and had forgotten Lynch was asked to do RoTJ. I personally think Lynch's Dune is a great example of what a genuinely visionary director can do with a SF epic, for all its flaws
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Old November 8 2012, 10:59 PM   #158
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

I think it's also a great example of critics being dopes.
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Old November 10 2012, 01:56 AM   #159
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Well I'm sure we've all seen this:

J. J. Abrams, the director/producer of "Star Trek Into Darkness", will be one of the directors offered a chance to direct the next "Star Wars" movie.

http://trekweb.com/articles/2012/11/...II-Movie.shtml

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Old November 10 2012, 02:21 AM   #160
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Except according to that source Steven Spielberg is also directing one movie, something which he has outright denied.
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Old November 10 2012, 03:34 AM   #161
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Spielberg says "no".
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Old November 10 2012, 06:22 PM   #162
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

I'd love to see what Tarsem Singh would do with a Star Wars movie. THE FALL was both gorgeous and heartbreaking.

I wonder if they'll consider Gore Verbinski, though (in light of the PotC franchise)?
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Old November 12 2012, 11:00 PM   #163
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

http://blog.fanhattan.com/2012/11/09...yder-weigh-in/
http://www.slashfilm.com/who-wants-t...orrow-respond/

J.J. Abrams, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, the list of names rejecting direction of Star Wars is a veriable who's-who of Hollywood.

Also Jon Favreau and Colin Trevorrow are a bit gunshy.
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Old November 13 2012, 01:21 AM   #164
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Wonder why all the names are bowing out?
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Old November 13 2012, 01:38 AM   #165
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Wonder why all the names are bowing out?
Most of these cases aren't them bowing out of contention so much as it was interviewers asking them about it. And both Zack Snyder and J.J Abrams are currently tied to tent-pole franchise pictures which have yet to be released.
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