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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 13 2012, 01:39 AM   #166
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
Wonder why all the names are bowing out?
They're wusses, that's why.
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Old November 13 2012, 04:05 AM   #167
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

My choice would be Gore Verbinski, he knows his way around making a blockbuster and he certainly knows how to film swordfighting.
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Old November 13 2012, 04:45 AM   #168
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Kegg wrote: View Post
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.
Works for me I didn't want any of those to begin with.
I'm more on the Vaughan, Verbinski, style director bandwagon, someone who's talented but doesn't have a "style" of movie, I'm looking for competence, ability to handle both popcorn adventure and mythic seriousness, and willingness to match the tone of the OT.
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Old November 13 2012, 09:06 AM   #169
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

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Works for me I didn't want any of those to begin with.
I'm more on the Vaughan, Verbinski, style director bandwagon, someone who's talented but doesn't have a "style" of movie, I'm looking for competence, ability to handle both popcorn adventure and mythic seriousness, and willingness to match the tone of the OT.
But isn't Favreau in that bracket?
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Old November 13 2012, 04:52 PM   #170
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Good god, I do not want to see Gore Verbinski direct this thing.

Haven't we had enough "over bloated, doesn't know when to say no and enough is enough filmmaking with a sense of "with CGI, we can do anything" without actually considering a story first" filmmaking with this franchise?
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Old November 13 2012, 05:23 PM   #171
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Not Favreau, please. He did well with Iron Man but I just don't see his tone working with the Star Wars franchise.

I could get on the Brad Bird or Duncan Jones bandwagon. Though I think that the studio would balk at Duncan's relatively unproven track record in terms of box office returns.
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Old November 13 2012, 06:14 PM   #172
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

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Good god, I do not want to see Gore Verbinski direct this thing.

Haven't we had enough "over bloated, doesn't know when to say no and enough is enough filmmaking with a sense of "with CGI, we can do anything" without actually considering a story first" filmmaking with this franchise?
I think Verbinski is capable making very good movies and I would put Mouse Trap, The Ring and the first Pirates movie in that bracket. But the second Pirates movie definitely falls into the category you describe (and was so bad it put me off seeing the third).

Perhaps The Lone Ranger will see him being capable of making a tighter and more enjoyable movie or maybe the fault has been with the scripts he's been handed.
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Old November 13 2012, 07:42 PM   #173
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

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I think Verbinski is capable making very good movies and I would put Mouse Trap, The Ring and the first Pirates movie in that bracket. But the second Pirates movie definitely falls into the category you describe (and was so bad it put me off seeing the third).
Seconded. He is a very capable director and a gifted visual storyteller, though I think he's not talented enough to overcome a bad script (to be honest very few directors are).
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Old November 13 2012, 09:47 PM   #174
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Wonder why all the names are bowing out?


Shockingly awful story treatments?
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Old November 14 2012, 05:50 AM   #175
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

Have any of them actually been approached officially? I thought most of this was just people asking them in interviews and stuff.
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Old November 14 2012, 06:29 PM   #176
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Wonder why all the names are bowing out?


Shockingly awful story treatments?
I wouldn't have thought so - the fact that they've come from the Oscar-winning writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, a big SW fan himself, is the best news I've heard re the franchise in a long time.
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Old November 14 2012, 07:11 PM   #177
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

according to this article a director has been selected, but they won't say yet who it is
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Old November 14 2012, 08:39 PM   #178
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J.J. Abrams would make a great Star Wars movie, but I rather like him right where he is right now.
He already made his Star Wars movie. It was called Star Trek.
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Old November 14 2012, 09:41 PM   #179
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Re: Who should be the Director for Star Wars Episode 7?

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/59612

Now, this may or may not be entirely irrelevant but it looks like Paramount are chasing Chris McQuarrie, not Brad Bird, to helm the 5th Mission: Impossible movie. This may well be due to McQuarrie directing Cruise in the forthcoming Jack Reacher movie (and he and Cruise have already worked together in Valkyrie).

But might Bird's absence just be down to a SW commitment? Or does it at least make him more likely to be involved?
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Old November 14 2012, 09:59 PM   #180
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But might Bird's absence just be down to a SW commitment? Or does it at least make him more likely to be involved?
We may want to remember that Bird and Lindelof are still pegged for that '1952' thing (which has been confirmed to not be Star Wars). It could be that's what's taking Bird's time.
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