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(Courier Mail)   Who should direct the next trilogy of Star Wars films? A) Jon Favreau B) Christopher Nolan C) Sofia Coppola   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 71
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2012-11-01 03:28:11 AM
Whedon! I vote Whedon!
 
2012-11-01 05:45:41 AM
I vote Not Michael Bay.
 
2012-11-01 05:53:33 AM
Adam Sandler.
 
2012-11-01 07:22:08 AM
The mexican equivalent of Steven Spielberg
 
2012-11-01 07:32:59 AM
Gotta say Joss Whedon.
 
2012-11-01 11:29:04 AM
Alejandro Jodorowsky.
 
2012-11-01 11:29:05 AM
Tommy Wiseau.
"YOU AH TEWING ME AHPAHT VADAH!!"
 
2012-11-01 11:31:50 AM
D - Nobody.
 
2012-11-01 11:31:51 AM
David Lynch
 
2012-11-01 11:32:59 AM

mongbiohazard: D - Nobody.


He gets my vote
 
2012-11-01 11:35:45 AM

Unoriginal_Username: mongbiohazard: D - Nobody.

He gets my vote


I'm already not in line to not see the movies that shouldn't be made.
 
2012-11-01 11:37:00 AM
Zombie Irvin Kershner
 
2012-11-01 11:37:05 AM
Uwe Boll
 
2012-11-01 11:37:42 AM
It's owned by Disney and appeals to a specific subset of people. Someone would almost classify hardcore Star Wars fans as a subculture.

Therefor, they'll get Tim Burton to direct.
 
2012-11-01 11:40:58 AM
I can only imagine what we'd get with a Rob Zombie Star Wars. I'm not sure which way, but there would be SOME way where it would be awesome.
 
2012-11-01 11:42:08 AM

timswar: It's owned by Disney and appeals to a specific subset of people. Someone would almost classify hardcore Star Wars fans as a subculture.

Therefor, they'll get Tim Burton to direct.




Helena Bonham Carter as Leia, I assume? Johnny Depp as Luke, I suppose.
 
2012-11-01 11:44:58 AM
Any new Star Wars movies should be based (loosely) on the Romance of the 3 Kingdoms.


With the Calrissians playing the role of the Sun (Soon) Clan.
 
2012-11-01 11:46:01 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Uwe Boll


Amen, Brother!
 
2012-11-01 11:49:44 AM

FeedTheCollapse: timswar: It's owned by Disney and appeals to a specific subset of people. Someone would almost classify hardcore Star Wars fans as a subculture.

Therefor, they'll get Tim Burton to direct.



Helena Bonham Carter as Leia, I assume? Johnny Depp as Luke, I suppose.


Hmmm... Adorable, awkward, throws the pitch of his voice around when whining, likes to wear lots of black despite claiming to be one of the good guys, is basically a walking cartoon character....

I'm sold. If Luke's in VII then someone call Mr Depp!
 
2012-11-01 11:50:15 AM
Kevin Smith
 
2012-11-01 11:52:27 AM
Nolan.

Or Kevin Smith.
 
2012-11-01 11:52:53 AM
Guillermo del Toro.
 
2012-11-01 11:53:54 AM
timur bekmambetov
 
2012-11-01 11:57:45 AM
John Hughes. set in Shermer, Illinois.
 
2012-11-01 11:59:18 AM
Lars von Trier
 
2012-11-01 11:59:27 AM
Lars Von Trier
 
2012-11-01 12:04:45 PM
Takashi Miike
 
2012-11-01 12:08:05 PM

Saiga410: Kevin Smith


write? maybe

direct? no way
 
2012-11-01 12:09:14 PM
i90.photobucket.com

"Dad?"
 
2012-11-01 12:12:11 PM
Seth MacFarlane.
 
2012-11-01 12:13:18 PM
Seth Greene
 
2012-11-01 12:16:28 PM
Kenneth Branagh

Think about it: Directed Thor, a Disney property which was good and successful. Has a bit more a polished theater background, and can bring gravitas to the movie. Also, was a Shakespearean actor, which many of the actors in the original trilogy had started as.
 
2012-11-01 12:17:12 PM

Dagama: Lars Von Trier


The problem is that Episode 9 would end with the entire universe collapsing in on itself.

/Maybe that's not a bad thing.
 
2012-11-01 12:20:18 PM

hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 689x400]

"Dad?"


All because Winona Ryder was (at hour 11:59) too "ill" to film (but not too "ill" to almost immediately begin shooting Edward Scissorhands with her then-lifemate J. Depp.)

Personally, I think she made the right choice. (And, apparently she didn't piss off Big Papa Coppola as she did his Dracula film as a mea culpa.)
 
2012-11-01 12:23:05 PM
Wow, what is this shiatlist? After the top 2, the writer was just trying to see how funny and absurd he could make the list. Sofia Coppola? Really? FAIL.
 
2012-11-01 12:25:40 PM
Brian De Palma
The Hughes Brothers
Martin Scorcese
David Lynch
Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez
George A Romero
Tobe Hooper

all at the same time after dumping a metric ton of coke on the table
 
2012-11-01 12:27:16 PM

HoleChicken: Kenneth Branagh

Think about it: Directed Thor, a Disney property which was good and successful. Has a bit more a polished theater background, and can bring gravitas to the movie. Also, was a Shakespearean actor, which many of the actors in the original trilogy had started as.


This sounds like a plan. I'm basically happy with "anyone but Sophia Coppola and/or Uwe Boll," TBH, but Branagh actually could bring some nice fresh life to the series...
 
2012-11-01 12:30:21 PM

Tallman: HoleChicken: Kenneth Branagh

Think about it: Directed Thor, a Disney property which was good and successful. Has a bit more a polished theater background, and can bring gravitas to the movie. Also, was a Shakespearean actor, which many of the actors in the original trilogy had started as.

This sounds like a plan. I'm basically happy with "anyone but Sophia Coppola and/or Uwe Boll," TBH, but Branagh actually could bring some nice fresh life to the series...


I'm just disappointed that Branagh isn't doin the Thor Sequel.

Also, to the submitter, the answer is D) None of the above. Leave the star wars series alone. Lucas screwed it up when he did the prequels, why can we just enjoy the 3 originals?
 
2012-11-01 12:30:25 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 689x400]

"Dad?"

All because Winona Ryder was (at hour 11:59) too "ill" to film (but not too "ill" to almost immediately begin shooting Edward Scissorhands with her then-lifemate J. Depp.)

Personally, I think she made the right choice. (And, apparently she didn't piss off Big Papa Coppola as she did his Dracula film as a mea culpa.)


I don't know, if you replace Sophia with Winona, GF III would have been up there with the first two. That's how bad Sophia was in that role. She managed to make a potential top 100 film completely forgettable and regrettable.
 
2012-11-01 12:32:07 PM

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Saiga410: Kevin Smith

write? maybe

direct? no way


Na, needs to be written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Smith. I have spoken.
 
2012-11-01 12:32:42 PM
Brad Bird.
 
2012-11-01 12:34:27 PM
No Body. No Freakin Body. That's who.
 
2012-11-01 12:39:19 PM
Uwe Boll
 
2012-11-01 12:46:53 PM
Mel Brooks.

/ Quickly, before he dies.
 
2012-11-01 12:48:23 PM

Cymbal: Pandora's Litterbox: hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 689x400]

"Dad?"

All because Winona Ryder was (at hour 11:59) too "ill" to film (but not too "ill" to almost immediately begin shooting Edward Scissorhands with her then-lifemate J. Depp.)

Personally, I think she made the right choice. (And, apparently she didn't piss off Big Papa Coppola as she did his Dracula film as a mea culpa.)

I don't know, if you replace Sophia with Winona, GF III would have been up there with the first two. That's how bad Sophia was in that role. She managed to make a potential top 100 film completely forgettable and regrettable.


We'll just have to agree to disagree. I think the screenplay was just too muddled and unfocused. It was a pure cynical money grab done because Coppola was drowning in debt.
It wasn't the worst known money grab in history and there were a few interesting elements (namely the Joey Zasa subplot) but I don't think anybody could have acted that screenplay into classic status.
 
2012-11-01 12:49:29 PM
Also, what about Frank Darabont or David Fincher? Both were rumored to be directing prequels, and if I remember correctly, didn't Darabont write one of the first scripts for Episode I?
 
2012-11-01 12:51:15 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: Takashi Miike


Talk about raping your childhood.
 
2012-11-01 12:52:45 PM

qsblues: Brian De Palma
The Hughes Brothers
Martin Scorcese
David Lynch
Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez
George A Romero
Tobe Hooper

all at the same time after dumping a metric ton of coke on the table


It was mentioned before, but Tim Burton belongs on that list. But then you have to drop 2 metric tons on that table.

My answer: They already have the characters, stories of growth and redemption, plus huge budgets + technology. The biggest missing piece has always been the dialogue and acting. The answer is easily Quentin Tarantino.
Maybe his own acting and the amount of blood he likes is a detractor, but I stand by it.
 
2012-11-01 12:56:15 PM
Tom Green
 
2012-11-01 01:00:47 PM

Emperor_Tod: Lars von Trier


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-01 01:05:19 PM

Nana's Vibrator: qsblues: Brian De Palma
The Hughes Brothers
Martin Scorcese
David Lynch
Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez
George A Romero
Tobe Hooper

all at the same time after dumping a metric ton of coke on the table

It was mentioned before, but Tim Burton belongs on that list. But then you have to drop 2 metric tons on that table.

My answer: They already have the characters, stories of growth and redemption, plus huge budgets + technology. The biggest missing piece has always been the dialogue and acting. The answer is easily Quentin Tarantino.
Maybe his own acting and the amount of blood he likes is a detractor, but I stand by it.


QT writes and directs dialogue, Michael Bay writes and directs the action. And Lynch supplies the LSD to Carrie Fisher.
 
2012-11-01 01:09:52 PM
M Night Shamalamadingdong
 
2012-11-01 01:11:09 PM

Pandora's Litterbox: Cymbal: Pandora's Litterbox: hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 689x400]

"Dad?"

All because Winona Ryder was (at hour 11:59) too "ill" to film (but not too "ill" to almost immediately begin shooting Edward Scissorhands with her then-lifemate J. Depp.)

Personally, I think she made the right choice. (And, apparently she didn't piss off Big Papa Coppola as she did his Dracula film as a mea culpa.)

I don't know, if you replace Sophia with Winona, GF III would have been up there with the first two. That's how bad Sophia was in that role. She managed to make a potential top 100 film completely forgettable and regrettable.

We'll just have to agree to disagree. I think the screenplay was just too muddled and unfocused. It was a pure cynical money grab done because Coppola was drowning in debt.
It wasn't the worst known money grab in history and there were a few interesting elements (namely the Joey Zasa subplot) but I don't think anybody could have acted that screenplay into classic status.


Well let me clarify. If Winona had the role, I would assume we would have seen her titties.
 
2012-11-01 01:23:45 PM

Saiga410: M Night Shamalamadingdong


No way, because at the end of the movies there'd always be some major plot twist, like Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father or something stupid like that.
 
2012-11-01 01:27:20 PM

Cymbal: Pandora's Litterbox: Cymbal: Pandora's Litterbox: hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 689x400]

"Dad?"

All because Winona Ryder was (at hour 11:59) too "ill" to film (but not too "ill" to almost immediately begin shooting Edward Scissorhands with her then-lifemate J. Depp.)

Personally, I think she made the right choice. (And, apparently she didn't piss off Big Papa Coppola as she did his Dracula film as a mea culpa.)

I don't know, if you replace Sophia with Winona, GF III would have been up there with the first two. That's how bad Sophia was in that role. She managed to make a potential top 100 film completely forgettable and regrettable.

We'll just have to agree to disagree. I think the screenplay was just too muddled and unfocused. It was a pure cynical money grab done because Coppola was drowning in debt.
It wasn't the worst known money grab in history and there were a few interesting elements (namely the Joey Zasa subplot) but I don't think anybody could have acted that screenplay into classic status.

Well let me clarify. If Winona had the role, I would assume we would have seen her titties.


awesome. you made someone's afternoon. thanks.
 
2012-11-01 01:28:40 PM

NowhereMon: The mexican equivalent of Steven Spielberg


Senor Spielbergo?
 
2012-11-01 01:49:24 PM

Joed112784: Senor Spielbergo?


Exactly

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-01 02:21:08 PM
Come on, everyone is overlooking the obvious director, Edgar Wright. He's a Star Wars fanboy and you know it would be at the very least, entertaining as all out.

In fact, I want it now.
 
2012-11-01 02:44:07 PM
I'd like to see someone like Nicolas Refn get a shot, even though he doesn't have a background in explosion pron. What made the original trilogy good is that was, at heart, a character driven plot ... well, at least Episode IV and V.
 
2012-11-01 02:51:12 PM
Guermo del toro, or however its spelled... fark joss and nolan...
 
2012-11-01 03:23:54 PM

HoleChicken: Kenneth Branagh

Think about it: Directed Thor, a Disney property which was good and successful. Has a bit more a polished theater background, and can bring gravitas to the movie. Also, was a Shakespearean actor, which many of the actors in the original trilogy had started as.


I'd be game for a Branaugh Star Wars. As long as he stays behind the camera. He always seems to prefer playing a clown on camera, and SW already has Binks's family running around somewhere.
 
2012-11-01 04:52:01 PM
How about David Lynch?
 
2012-11-01 05:14:11 PM
Ridley Scott
 
2012-11-01 05:49:31 PM
The Wachowski uuhhh...siblings. With Keanu as a Sith lord. "You totally underestimate the power of the dark side, dude."
 
2012-11-01 06:27:27 PM

Captain Steroid: Whedon! I vote Whedon!

Once more:
www.sheldoncomics.com

/Sheldon Comics kick ass
 
2012-11-01 08:22:53 PM
There was a time when George had ideas for 9 movies. I'm guessing the last 3 were already written at least once.
 
2012-11-01 10:34:33 PM
d) anyone but George Lucas. Good story writer, not good script writer.

/great special effects guy
//horrible director.
 
2012-11-02 12:02:29 AM

randomX: Brad Bird

 
2012-11-02 01:20:30 AM

swahnhennessy: Guillermo del Toro.

Agreed!
 
2012-11-02 05:50:56 AM
Del Toro and Nolan are too smart and artsy for Star Wars. Whedon would probably the best fit. He could come up with something that is little more consistent with the OT.
 
2012-11-03 02:25:17 AM
D) Guillermo del Toro
 
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