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(Coming Soon)   Producer Frank Marshall says they're "close" to finding new Star Wars director. Uwe Boll seen waiting by his phone patiently   (comingsoon.net) divider line 66
    More: Followup, Star Wars, Uwe Boll, Joe Johnston, Walt Disney Pictures, space operas, The First Avenger, J. J. Abrams  
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2012-11-14 12:19:52 PM  
I'm hoping they pick Guillermo del Toro .
 
2012-11-14 12:26:37 PM  
Much more important is who they get to WRITE it.

And Lawrence Kasdan is still alive. He gets my vote.
 
2012-11-14 12:27:50 PM  

unlikely: Much more important is who they get to WRITE it.

And Lawrence Kasdan is still alive. He gets my vote.


Ohh! Stephenie Meyer would be great for this.
 
2012-11-14 12:33:27 PM  

Cythraul: unlikely: Much more important is who they get to WRITE it.

And Lawrence Kasdan is still alive. He gets my vote.

Ohh! Stephenie Meyer would be great for this.


I admit I hadn't considered her when making my recommendation. But now that I'm on record, I'm sticking with it. Kasdan FTW.
 
2012-11-14 12:35:34 PM  
he can keep waiting. pick kevin smith!
 
2012-11-14 12:42:33 PM  
I wonder if George Lucas is available.
 
2012-11-14 12:53:15 PM  

unlikely: Much more important is who they get to WRITE it.

And Lawrence Kasdan is still alive. He gets my vote.


They have already decided on the writer. It's the guy who wrote Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine, The Hunger Games:Catching Fire and other stuff. Michael Arndt is his name.
 
2012-11-14 01:06:26 PM  
Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka seen running for cover
 
2012-11-14 01:10:03 PM  
George Lucas isn't busy, and he has experience in this sort of thing
 
2012-11-14 01:12:47 PM  

rorypk: George Lucas isn't busy, and he has experience in this sort of thing


JerseyTim: I wonder if George Lucas is available.


A pox on both your houses.

Do you WANT it to suck?
 
2012-11-14 01:13:03 PM  

ManateeGag: he can keep waiting. pick kevin smith!


Why, so we can get a movie about two stormtroopers whining about guard duty?
 
2012-11-14 01:14:24 PM  

Your Zionist Leader: Why, so we can get a movie about two stormtroopers whining about guard duty?


Could that be any worse than The Phantom Menace?
 
2012-11-14 01:17:05 PM  

BassmanBP: Your Zionist Leader: Why, so we can get a movie about two stormtroopers whining about guard duty?

Could that be any worse than The Phantom Menace?


They would be constantly referencing the podracing scene and talking about how Attack of the Clones had the better ending
 
2012-11-14 01:18:45 PM  

unlikely: I'm hoping they pick Guillermo del Toro .


Yes, please...
 
2012-11-14 01:23:09 PM  

DarkPascual: unlikely: I'm hoping they pick Guillermo del Toro .

Yes, please...


As a fan of his movies....Why?

/his new movie looks kind of bad,
 
2012-11-14 01:24:20 PM  
In his directorial debut....

Wil Wheaton!
 
2012-11-14 01:27:00 PM  
They should get the guy who directed Star Trek V.
 
2012-11-14 01:28:43 PM  

JerseyTim: They should get the guy who directed Star Trek V.


What does God need with a lightsaber?
 
2012-11-14 01:30:41 PM  
My vote goes to Mr. Plinkett
www.robotmutant.com
 
2012-11-14 01:31:12 PM  
Joss Whedon.
 
2012-11-14 01:33:51 PM  

qorkfiend: Joss Whedon.


Jedi, Assemble!
 
2012-11-14 01:38:08 PM  

thecpt: DarkPascual: unlikely: I'm hoping they pick Guillermo del Toro .

Yes, please...

As a fan of his movies....Why?

/his new movie looks kind of bad,


I guess that it comes to on one hand, he really has a great visual style.

Say what you will about Hellboy and Helboy 2 (personally, I liked both), but those movies had, in my opinion, great visuals.

And on the other hand, I think he does it great when it comes to integrate personal and even mundane stories into fantastic backgrounds. I loved Pan's Labyrinth for that reason.

/Pacific Rim looks at least entertaining to me.
 
2012-11-14 01:41:02 PM  

thecpt: DarkPascual: unlikely: I'm hoping they pick Guillermo del Toro .

Yes, please...

As a fan of his movies....Why?

/his new movie looks kind of bad,


He has the kind of dark imagination that could bring back some of the feeling of magic to the movies.

If Nolan isn't doing anything, I'd go that way. He's used to making special effects driven dramas that give off a sense of deeper meaning.
 
2012-11-14 01:41:03 PM  
John Waters or Lloyd Kaufman
 
2012-11-14 01:41:31 PM  

arbitterm: My vote goes to Mr. Plinkett
[www.robotmutant.com image 594x280]


I would agree with you, but he'd just end up re-releasing the original Empire Strikes Back.

/not that that would be a BAD thing....
 
2012-11-14 01:41:43 PM  
Go all in, and give it to Scorcese.
 
2012-11-14 01:42:26 PM  

Your Zionist Leader: ManateeGag: he can keep waiting. pick kevin smith!

Why, so we can get a movie about two stormtroopers whining about guard duty?


DH-437: "Somebody blew up the second Death Star."
RG-269: "Bunch of farking savages in this galaxy."
***
RG-269: An invasion of that magnitude would require a helluva lot more manpower than Sauron's army had to offer. I'll bet there were independent contractors working in that thing: bowyers, Oliphant trainers, cooks.
DH-437: Not just orcs and goblins, is what you're getting at...
RG-269: Exactly. In order to get it conquered quickly and quietly they'd hire anybody who could do the job. Do you think the average Uruk-Hai knows how to build a catapult? All they know is killing and white handprints.
DH-437: All right, so even if independent contractors are working for Sauron, why are you uneasy with his destruction?
RG-269: All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed - casualties of a war they had nothing to do with.
[pause]
RG-269: All right, look-you're a blacksmith, and some juicy Isengard contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in Gondor - this is a Isengard contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with ghost arrows and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.
 
2012-11-14 01:45:17 PM  
I almost hate suggesting it, but James Cameron.
 
2012-11-14 01:46:15 PM  
Waiting to complain about the decison 

4.bp.blogspot.com 

Worst. Director. Ever.
 
2012-11-14 01:46:25 PM  

Blues_X: Go all in, and give it to Scorcese.


Eastwood. He's comfortable with westerns and war movies, is old enough to remember the original movies, and can make movies with a sense of loss and things ending.
 
2012-11-14 01:47:20 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: arbitterm: My vote goes to Mr. Plinkett
[www.robotmutant.com image 594x280]

I would agree with you, but he'd just end up re-releasing the original Empire Strikes Back.

/not that that would be a BAD thing....


Indeed. My sincere hope is that Disney has the sense to re-release the original cuts on DVD, just so I can give Lucas the finger while I forget the Special Editions forever.
 
2012-11-14 01:47:29 PM  

palelizard: Your Zionist Leader: ManateeGag: he can keep waiting. pick kevin smith!

Why, so we can get a movie about two stormtroopers whining about guard duty?

DH-437: "Somebody blew up the second Death Star."
RG-269: "Bunch of farking savages in this galaxy."
***
RG-269: An invasion of that magnitude would require a helluva lot more manpower than Sauron's army had to offer. I'll bet there were independent contractors working in that thing: bowyers, Oliphant trainers, cooks.
DH-437: Not just orcs and goblins, is what you're getting at...
RG-269: Exactly. In order to get it conquered quickly and quietly they'd hire anybody who could do the job. Do you think the average Uruk-Hai knows how to build a catapult? All they know is killing and white handprints.
DH-437: All right, so even if independent contractors are working for Sauron, why are you uneasy with his destruction?
RG-269: All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed - casualties of a war they had nothing to do with.
[pause]
RG-269: All right, look-you're a blacksmith, and some juicy Isengard contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in Gondor - this is a Isengard contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with ghost arrows and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.


Awesome.
 
2012-11-14 01:47:40 PM  

DarkPascual: thecpt: DarkPascual: unlikely: I'm hoping they pick Guillermo del Toro .

Yes, please...

As a fan of his movies....Why?

/his new movie looks kind of bad,

I guess that it comes to on one hand, he really has a great visual style.

Say what you will about Hellboy and Helboy 2 (personally, I liked both), but those movies had, in my opinion, great visuals.

And on the other hand, I think he does it great when it comes to integrate personal and even mundane stories into fantastic backgrounds. I loved Pan's Labyrinth for that reason.

/Pacific Rim looks at least entertaining to me.


Ok. Legitimate answer. These threads have been killing me with people unjustifiably shouting names of their favorite directors without thinking about the content.

I honestly cannot pick a director who I think can execute it well and manage fan expectations while putting up with Disney (pending on if they are hands on, if hands off I might say Cauron. He can manage big budget and the dichotomy of bleakness and hope. He saved the Potter film series IMO)
 
2012-11-14 01:47:43 PM  
Serious List:

Brad Bird
Guillermo del Toro
Luc Besson

Not so serious list:
Ken Loach
Werner Herzog
Roger Corman
Terrence Malick
Wes Anderson

They'd honestly have to be nuts not to be knocking on Brad Bird's door. He has experience of doing big-budget movies, understands CG, has directed a massive budget live action movie with huge action shots, and has been critically and financially successful.

You know the worst, serious options? Michael Bay or Chris Columbus. They'll make sure it gets made, it'll make money, and be instantly forgettable dreck.
 
2012-11-14 01:59:40 PM  
How about the guy that did deadly hallows part 2?

working cannot look up the name
 
2012-11-14 02:01:19 PM  
If it ended up being Brad Bird or Guillermo del Toro I would shiat a brick.

Sure, del Toro is involved in about 2 million projects right now, but it would be AMAZING to see his directing style (to say nothing of the amazing creature designs) implemented into the Star Wars universe.

and Brad Bird directing would be an absolute good.
 
2012-11-14 02:04:33 PM  
m night shamh:KHKHK:Hk;yhI TYIYIPYIPy ~CARRIER LOST
 
2012-11-14 02:06:11 PM  
I'll toss in a vote for Peter Berg.
 
2012-11-14 02:08:53 PM  
I hope yous trollin, subby.

But anyway, how about Terry Gilliam? Sure, it would have an ending bleaker than Empire, but it would be fantastic.

/or Michel Gondry to do a sweded version
 
2012-11-14 02:12:50 PM  

palelizard: Blues_X: Go all in, and give it to Scorcese.

Eastwood. He's comfortable with westerns and war movies, is old enough to remember the original movies, and can make movies with a sense of loss and things ending.


Clint has more misses than hits as a director. I'd rather someone under 80 direct the next three movies.
 
2012-11-14 02:16:20 PM  

Rose McGowan Loveslave: How about the guy that did deadly hallows part 2?

working cannot look up the name


David Yates, also did Hallows 1, Half-Blood Prince, Order of the Phoenix, and then a few small-time movies, but he did direct The Girl in the Café, which was really, really good.
 
2012-11-14 02:25:33 PM  

Your Zionist Leader: Awesome.


Thanks. And thanks for the TF!
 
2012-11-14 02:46:18 PM  
Tim Burton would make an AWESOME Star Wars. Just think: Johnny Depp as Luke and Helena Bohnam Carter as Leia.
 
2012-11-14 02:59:46 PM  

StrikitRich: Tim Burton would make an AWESOME Star Wars. Just think: Johnny Depp as Luke and Helena Bohnam Carter as Leia.


I do not want clay tie fighters
 
2012-11-14 03:02:30 PM  
I kinda wish it would happen.

The Uwe Boll thing... What if it ended up being a huge success, skyrocketing Uwe Boll up there to the likes of Steven Spielberg, etc?

I would believe in that whole 2012 thing afterward for sure.
 
2012-11-14 03:07:02 PM  

Cythraul: unlikely: Much more important is who they get to WRITE it.

And Lawrence Kasdan is still alive. He gets my vote.

Ohh! Stephenie Meyer would be great for this.


We already have midichlorians making up the Force. Do you want your Sith Lords to sparkle next?
 
2012-11-14 03:07:23 PM  

farkeruk: Roger Corman


Cheesy, but with more boobs and under budget. It could work
 
2012-11-14 03:07:27 PM  
Sam Raimi?

Might be worth it to have Campbell and Ted Raimi as background characters.
 
2012-11-14 03:26:36 PM  

StrikitRich: Tim Burton would make an AWESOME Star Wars. Just think: Johnny Depp as Luke and Helena Bohnam Carter as Leia.


Well as long as we can have Captain Jack Jedi everything will be okay.
 
2012-11-14 03:32:04 PM  

Mega Steve: farkeruk: Roger Corman

Cheesy, but with more boobs and under budget. It could work


Andy Sedaris?

Slaves2Darkness: StrikitRich: Tim Burton would make an AWESOME Star Wars. Just think: Johnny Depp as Luke and Helena Bohnam Carter as Leia.

Well as long as we can have Captain Jack Jedi everything will be okay.


These are not the rums you are looking for.
 
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