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(HitFix)   Fatty Neck-Beards Need Not Apply: 10 dream directors to replace George Lucas on the next Star Wars   (hitfix.com) divider line 154
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2012-10-31 05:53:32 PM  
Also, I would be happy with any director on that list except Zemekis or Nolan. Zemekis bores me, and Nolan is far too idiosyncratic for me to ever be happy with his vision of Star Wars. It's the same reason I wouldn't want David Lynch to direct it, even though the idea of a David Lynch (or John Waters!) Star Wars does tickle me pink.

Bryan Singer should be on that list. He did great things with the X-Men. Wouldn't be my first pick by far, but he makes more sense to me than Zemekis or Nolan.

Kevin Smith should stick to directing plays, because the man has no farking sense for cinema. No idea how to use space and movement. Great ear for dialog and character, wicked sense of humor, but he cannot do action.
 
2012-10-31 06:02:10 PM  

bluorangefyre: AntonChigger: 12) Uwe Boll

YOU GO TO HELL! YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE!!!


Do yourself a favor and watch this intro scene.

Postal Virgins scene
 
2012-10-31 06:07:39 PM  

Kid the Universe: There is a certain genius to George Lucas. To suggest otherwise is to show your age and possibly suggest you have done anything better. Ever.

Truth is, Lucas severely disappointed my expectations for a good prequel trilogy. But I remember how I felt when I first heard about them and this announcement makes me feel the same way: excited.

Lucas is one of the best "idea men" of all time. So good, in fact, that Disney just paid billions of dollars for one of them. Along the way, he became so powerful in the industry that people stopped telling him know and he started buying in to hius own greatness too much. It happens. Orson Welles, Marlon Brando, Prince, and Pope John Paul II are great examples of this. Personally, I love American Graffiti and consider it to be one the best films about that subject matter ever made. But Star Wars was a gold mine of marketing and merchandising as well as epic storytelling. That is not to say that the Star Wars universe is not incredible and dense and complex. Those who have posted here about story ideas that don't focus on the Jedi are spot on.

I hope Disney understands that with this property comes great responsibility. They figured it out with Marvel. And, IMO, they figured it out with the Muppets.

Hire a fan.


Focus groups guarantee money.
 
2012-10-31 06:10:11 PM  
David. farking. Fincher.
 
2012-10-31 06:14:30 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I reiterate that you are an asshole, and I hope that all the unpleasant things that life has to offer happen only to you.


If I didn't know better, I'd think this was your first visit to Fark; how you could have been here as long as you have been and still be so thin-skinned is a mystery to me.

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I disagree. The first two Home Alone movies were very well made.


Lots of films are "well made"; that doesn't mean they're any good. I'd rather watch something badly-made but entertaining than the most well-made turgid Hollywood melodrama (which is likely Bridges of Madison County).
 
2012-10-31 06:16:36 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Focus groups guarantee money.


No, they don't.
 
2012-10-31 06:21:43 PM  

Snapper Carr: If you don't want to click through the slides -

1) Guillermo Del Toro
2) Jon Favreau
3) Edgar Wright
4) Robert Zemeckis
5) Brad Bird
6) David Yates
7) Alfonso Cuaron
8) Christopher Nolan
9)Neill Blomkamp


Glad to see no "ascended fanboys" on the list. (I'm looking squarely at Whedon and Smith...yeah, no. I don't need EVERYONE to be Han Solo, thank you very much. Someone should tell those guys a little goes a long way. One could make the argument about Del Toro, too, but he seems more stubborn than terribly haughty.)

1-3, I'm on board with. (Favreau's Iron Man should be proof enough for any doubters.) 4, I didn't think of but I guess it could work (though he strikes me as a little old; if he's in the same generation as Lucas and Spielberg, I'd tread very, very carefully). 5. Yes, please. In fact, I'm going to be at the front of the line of people saying they should just have Pixar's storytelling team to consult. Because, them? HELL. YES. 6. Don't know him, but hell, why not? 7. Sure. 8. I've read the argument that TDKR was, in essence, a Star Wars movie. If Nolan could work a little less cerebral and inject a little fun and joy into the proceedings, I'd say, why not? 9. I thought District 9 was one of the best movies of its year, so I'm willing to put a little faith behind that guy.
 
2012-10-31 06:31:02 PM  
Alejandro Jodorowsky
 
2012-10-31 06:39:18 PM  

Lunchlady: I'd get behind this. The scene everybody remembers from Episode 4 (aside from the trench run) is the cantina. Imagine a cantina scene with smugglers and general underbelly of the galaxy directed by Scorsese.


Now the guy's got Jabba as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Jabba. Trouble with the bill? He can go to Jabba. Trouble with the Empire, deliveries, Boba Fett, he can call Jabba. But now the guy's gotta come up with Jabba's money every week, no matter what. Business bad? fark you, pay me. Smugglers dropped their load? fark you, pay me. Place got hit by sand people, huh? fark you, pay me.
 
2012-10-31 06:42:08 PM  

farkingismybusiness: List fails without David Lynch.


"Mommy, why's the Ewok talking backward?"
 
2012-10-31 07:10:01 PM  

farkeruk: Lunchlady: I'd get behind this. The scene everybody remembers from Episode 4 (aside from the trench run) is the cantina. Imagine a cantina scene with smugglers and general underbelly of the galaxy directed by Scorsese.

Now the guy's got Jabba as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Jabba. Trouble with the bill? He can go to Jabba. Trouble with the Empire, deliveries, Boba Fett, he can call Jabba. But now the guy's gotta come up with Jabba's money every week, no matter what. Business bad? fark you, pay me. Smugglers dropped their load? fark you, pay me. Place got hit by sand people, huh? fark you, pay me.


This is god damn amazing.
 
2012-10-31 07:15:16 PM  
Bonus... No Whedon.... I'd put Gore Verbinski on the list though.
 
2012-10-31 07:22:02 PM  

T.rex: Bonus... No Whedon.... I'd put Gore Verbinski on the list though.


I think a lot of directors people are listing wouldn't touch the project with a ten-foot pole. It's lose-lose: either you fail and you get blamed, or you win and you get typecast as the guy who took over for Lucas on the Star Wars films.
 
2012-10-31 07:23:31 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Snapper Carr: If you don't want to click through the slides -

1) Guillermo Del Toro
2) Jon Favreau
3) Edgar Wright
4) Robert Zemeckis
5) Brad Bird
6) David Yates
7) Alfonso Cuaron
8) Christopher Nolan
9)Neill Blomkamp

Glad to see no "ascended fanboys" on the list. (I'm looking squarely at Whedon and Smith...yeah, no. I don't need EVERYONE to be Han Solo, thank you very much. Someone should tell those guys a little goes a long way. One could make the argument about Del Toro, too, but he seems more stubborn than terribly haughty.)

1-3, I'm on board with. (Favreau's Iron Man should be proof enough for any doubters.) 4, I didn't think of but I guess it could work (though he strikes me as a little old; if he's in the same generation as Lucas and Spielberg, I'd tread very, very carefully). 5. Yes, please. In fact, I'm going to be at the front of the line of people saying they should just have Pixar's storytelling team to consult. Because, them? HELL. YES. 6. Don't know him, but hell, why not? 7. Sure. 8. I've read the argument that TDKR was, in essence, a Star Wars movie. If Nolan could work a little less cerebral and inject a little fun and joy into the proceedings, I'd say, why not? 9. I thought District 9 was one of the best movies of its year, so I'm willing to put a little faith behind that guy.


Whedon would do it better than anyone. There, I said it.
 
2012-10-31 07:41:40 PM  
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thecinemagirl.com
 
2012-10-31 07:45:16 PM  
Let me Jap up this thread a bit by nominating Takashi Miike
 
2012-10-31 07:57:36 PM  
george lucas makes extravagant commercials for toys

i796.photobucket.com 

try to keep that in mind
 
2012-10-31 08:23:21 PM  
www.frontroomcinema.com
Park Chan-wook
 
2012-10-31 08:26:44 PM  
There's also the concern that someone with this strong a signature might not be willing to work in a world that's already been defined as fully as this one.

Yeah, he likes to stick to niche properties that will be fresh in the public eye and haven't been already visited by every hack in the universe. Batman, for example.
 
2012-10-31 08:39:50 PM  
StoPPeRmobile: Focus groups guarantee money. focus groups guarantees you're dealing with a shiat product 

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2012-10-31 08:46:01 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Snapper Carr: If you don't want to click through the slides -


Glad to see no "ascended fanboys" on the list. (I'm looking squarely at Whedon and Smith...yeah, no. I don't need EVERYONE to be Han Solo, thank you very much. Someone should tell those guys a little goes a long way. One could make the argument about Del Toro, too, but he seems more stubborn than terribly haughty.)


Let's remember though, the last three movies didn't have anything like a Han Solo in them. I'd rather have too many than none at all.
 
2012-10-31 08:56:57 PM  

theFword: Let me Jap up this thread a bit by nominating Takashi Miike


Or Hong Kong it up a bit; let Stephen Chow give it the Kung Fu Hustle treatment. I wanna see Leia chasing people around with a frying pan.

Ya know... While there have been a lot of good suggestions, I think we're dancing around the ultimate answer:

Michael Bay.

You want 5 minutes of story and 90 minutes of space battles? He's your guy.
 
2012-10-31 09:23:27 PM  

bossuniversalAA: StoPPeRmobile: Focus groups guarantee money. focus groups guarantees you're dealing with a shiat product 

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Speaking of which, how about William Friedkin?
 
2012-10-31 09:34:38 PM  
Katherine " I'll do anything for a paycheck" Biegerloaf was mentioned in this article...epic fail...

her latest pro baby killer propaganda film is gonna be a fark fest of fearmongering flag waving garbage...

she'd make a film about the bright side of Hitler if she got a cheque for it...she makes it harder for women film makers punching out the garbage she does... i wouldn't let her direct traffic in a parking lot.

Joss Wheeedong needs to stay away from Star Wars unless he's buying a ticket....

"these space zombies are the result of bad air!"
yaaawwwnnn

old lensflare abrameme needs to stick to his star drek regurge...

Del Toro? Darth Cthulu? no thanks...

Ridley "I watched the DVD extras for the alien quadrilogy and here is Prometheus!" Scott? noooo.

Scott can't tell a story very well.

needs a total reboot with fresh blood.
 
2012-10-31 09:48:36 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: Katherine " I'll do anything for a paycheck" Biegerloaf was mentioned in this article...epic fail...

her latest pro baby killer propaganda film is gonna be a fark fest of fearmongering flag waving garbage...

she'd make a film about the bright side of Hitler if she got a cheque for it...she makes it harder for women film makers punching out the garbage she does... i wouldn't let her direct traffic in a parking lot.

Joss Wheeedong needs to stay away from Star Wars unless he's buying a ticket....

"these space zombies are the result of bad air!"
yaaawwwnnn

old lensflare abrameme needs to stick to his star drek regurge...

Del Toro? Darth Cthulu? no thanks...

Ridley "I watched the DVD extras for the alien quadrilogy and here is Prometheus!" Scott? noooo.

Scott can't tell a story very well.

needs a total reboot with fresh blood.


1/10, needs more herp, less derp.
 
2012-10-31 09:49:58 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: [words].


Being a Fark troll is sad, but trolling the Entertainment tab on Fark is downright depressing. You might as well end it all now, as your life really isn't worth living.
 
2012-10-31 10:03:23 PM  

CognaciousThunk: Why not let Guy Ritchie direct a Brit caper SW episode... hell, they film the movies in England anyway. Jason Statham as Han Solo... could do worse.

Solo: No, Chewie. There's a blaster in your trousers. What's a blaster doing in your trousers?
Chewbacca: blaarrgh.
Solo: Protection from what? "Zee Stormtroopers"?


Been done.
 
2012-10-31 10:18:35 PM  
You guys go ahead and get excited. We'll see who's laughing when Damon Lindelof is brought in to rewrite the script.
 
2012-10-31 10:27:10 PM  
1) Guillermo Del Toro - His best movies were the smaller personal ones. I want more Devils Backbone and Pans Labrynth
2) Jon Favreau - Nah. I like him and all, but it doesnt vibe right with me.
3) Edgar Wright - Too comedy heavy.
4) Robert Zemeckis - No.
5) Brad Bird - Yes. 1000%. Hand him the keys to the franchise. The man has yet to make even a mediocre movie, and needs a big franchise to hit out of the park.
6) David Yates - I doubt he wants to pick up what will probably be a trilogy commitment.
7) Alfonso Cuaron - See Del Toro
8) Christopher Nolan - Doesnt need it. Dude has Carte Blanche now to do whatever he wants for the rest of his career. See Speilberg, Cameron, Scorsese.
9)Neill Blomkamp - Hes my number 2 from the list. After bird.

I would add Duncan Jones and Ben Affleck to the list.

Star Wars is not a franchise for someone who has established themselves. Hence Nolan being ruled out.

Im sure we will get an answer in the next couple weeks, if they are shooting for a release in 2015.
 
2012-10-31 10:30:28 PM  
I still haven't gotten around to seeing Episode III yet, since the first two prequels sucked so hard. I have less than zero interest in this.
 
2012-10-31 10:40:56 PM  
It should be either Clint Eastwood or Werner Herzog. Ot fark it why not Lars Von Trier to properly rape the corpse of the star wars universe.
 
2012-10-31 10:42:23 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I still haven't gotten around to seeing Episode III yet, since the first two prequels sucked so hard. I have less than zero interest in this.


It's the best of the three, but that's not saying much.
 
2012-10-31 10:48:41 PM  
Gore Verbinski
 
2012-10-31 10:49:36 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: fark it why not Lars Von Trier to properly rape the corpse of the star wars universe.


I would pay good money to see Von Trier or Miike get a crack at Star Wars.
 
2012-10-31 10:58:05 PM  

Snapper Carr: Communist_Manifesto: fark it why not Lars Von Trier to properly rape the corpse of the star wars universe.

I would pay good money to see Von Trier or Miike get a crack at Star Wars.


I can't really even imagine wtf he would do with it. It would be probably the weirdest thing ever.
 
2012-10-31 11:05:50 PM  

Daquin: How about any director that doesn't focus on the Jedi? Wheadon I think would do that (although it would probably just be a Star Wars-flavored Firefly)


You say that as if it were a bad thing? Hell whenever I describe Firefly to someone who hasn't seen it I explain it as "It's the adventures of young Han Solo except Chewbacca has been split into 4 crew members. (A pilot, a second in command, a mechanic, and an enforcer.)and there are no aliens.
 
2012-10-31 11:05:54 PM  
Give it to the crank guys and see what happens
 
2012-10-31 11:18:38 PM  
No Peter Jackson?
 
2012-10-31 11:31:26 PM  
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies are horribly overrated, IMO. Decent movies? Yes, but the greatness is the source material & not the kinda-homoerotic hobbit slo-mo cam.

Communist_Manifesto: Snapper Carr: Communist_Manifesto: fark it why not Lars Von Trier to properly rape the corpse of the star wars universe.

I would pay good money to see Von Trier or Miike get a crack at Star Wars.

I can't really even imagine wtf he would do with it. It would be probably the weirdest thing ever.


YES! DO IT!

I would pay to see von Trier do Star Wars. Given his interests lately, that would be porno-rific!
 
2012-10-31 11:32:45 PM  

FraggleStickCar: steamingpile: The obvious answer is Kevin Smith.

Yeah it'd be great to see an amateur actor in a major role go on an overwrought 5 minute monologue about how tauntauns are better than dewbacks.


And how would that be worse than the shiat we have gotten the past few films? Most studios loved his superman script but instead we got the plodding mess that made up superman returns, you need someone that knows the audience and whats to be expected, Lucas and the crew have lost that the past few films which is why they were shiat on.
 
2012-10-31 11:42:05 PM  
I'm down for many on the list named...I'll throw a screwball into the mix, for convo purposes.

Terry Gilliam...the Time Bandit's one, not the Dr. Parnassus one.
 
2012-10-31 11:49:16 PM  
Paul Verhoeven

Exhibit A:Starship Troopers

Exhibit B:Total Recall
 
2012-11-01 12:21:05 AM  
Any:
Ed Wood

Living:
Matrin Scorase
 
2012-11-01 01:32:59 AM  
It should be Joss Whedon, and if not him, Lawrence Kasdan.
 
2012-11-01 07:39:08 AM  

mcmnky: Cythraul: 11) Joss Whedon

Dnrtfa yet, but how is whedon not on the list?

My first thoughts were whedon, jj abrams, john waters, and 7 slots of no one, there's no need for more star wars movies.


Whedon was the first name I thought of. With Firefly on his resume, and Avengers being such a cash machine, he'd probably at least get a look.
 
2012-11-01 08:40:08 AM  

sunnewswebguy: I'm down for many on the list named...I'll throw a screwball into the mix, for convo purposes.

Terry Gilliam...the Time Bandit's one, not the Dr. Parnassus one.


No. And I love Gilliam.
 
2012-11-01 09:00:25 AM  

Cythraul: 11) Joss Whedon


FTFY
 
2012-11-01 09:01:48 AM  

mcmnky: Cythraul: 11) Joss Whedon

Dnrtfa yet, but how is whedon not on the list?

My first thoughts were whedon, jj abrams, john waters, and 7 slots of no one, there's no need for more star wars movies.




Not JJ Abrams! Please! I can't stand the idea of every space battle and light saber scene being littered with extra lens flare and heache-inducing shakey-cam.


please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no please no
 
2012-11-01 10:06:55 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: sunnewswebguy: I'm down for many on the list named...I'll throw a screwball into the mix, for convo purposes.

Terry Gilliam...the Time Bandit's one, not the Dr. Parnassus one.

No. And I love Gilliam.


I had some trepidation myself...I really love his vision, but he'd never make a 2015 release, even if he started in 2010.

I hear RZA has a movie out...looks like he was mentored by master director Eli Roth...(j/k)
 
2012-11-01 11:40:19 AM  

Vash's Apprentice: Paul Verhoeven

Exhibit A:Starship Troopers

Exhibit B:Total Recall


Exhibit C: RoboCop

Exhibit Z: Showgirls
 
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