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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (J.J. Abrams, 2019)

#1 Post by RSTooley » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:24 pm

Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World, will helm 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.

I've never been big of a fan of the 'Star Wars' franchise, but this is hugely disappointing news considering J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson are heading up the first couple of films in the next trilogy.
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#2 Post by knives » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:47 am

He's replacing Trank so at worst it's a lateral move.

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#3 Post by pzadvance » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:02 pm

Trank was actually set to direct the second "Anthology" film, either about Boba Fett or a young Han Solo, I forget.

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#4 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:40 pm

It was the Boba Fett one, which still doesn't have a director and was pushed back to 2020.

Meanwhile, Gareth Edwards' Rogue One will feature appearances from, uh, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.

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#5 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:33 pm

Trevorrow's Episode IX script getting rewrites from Jack Thorne, who has nothing to be optimistic about in his CV

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#6 Post by knives » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:54 pm

Who knows? Afterall the writer of American Pie did the script for Rogue One and everyone liked that, right?

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#7 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:16 am

knives wrote:Who knows? Afterall the writer of American Pie did the script for Rogue One and everyone liked that, right?
Rogue One was yet another film in this franchise which made me scratch my head as to why it's so beloved.

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:04 am

He's being sarcastic-- in contrast to the Force Awakens, almost no one on this forum liked Rogue One

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#9 Post by rawlinson » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:48 am

domino harvey wrote:Trevorrow's Episode IX script getting rewrites from Jack Thorne, who has nothing to be optimistic about in his CV
Have you seen his t.v. work? Skins tends to split opinions, but his work seems to be mostly on the stronger early episodes. The various This Is England mini-series are excellent and The Fades is superb and rightly won the Bafta for best drama series in its year.

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#10 Post by PfR73 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:20 pm

knives wrote:Who knows? Afterall the writer of American Pie did the script for Rogue One and everyone liked that, right?
Chris Weitz co-directed American Pie, but unless you know about an uncredited re-write, did not write it. It was written by Adam Herz.

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#11 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:44 pm

rawlinson wrote:
domino harvey wrote:Trevorrow's Episode IX script getting rewrites from Jack Thorne, who has nothing to be optimistic about in his CV
Have you seen his t.v. work? Skins tends to split opinions, but his work seems to be mostly on the stronger early episodes. The various This Is England mini-series are excellent and The Fades is superb and rightly won the Bafta for best drama series in its year.
Oh wow, how did I miss that he was a writer for Skins? I rescind my initial comment and am now cautiously optimistic-- thanks for pointing this out!

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#12 Post by rawlinson » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:12 pm

domino harvey wrote:
rawlinson wrote:
domino harvey wrote:Trevorrow's Episode IX script getting rewrites from Jack Thorne, who has nothing to be optimistic about in his CV
Have you seen his t.v. work? Skins tends to split opinions, but his work seems to be mostly on the stronger early episodes. The various This Is England mini-series are excellent and The Fades is superb and rightly won the Bafta for best drama series in its year.
Oh wow, how did I miss that he was a writer for Skins? I rescind my initial comment and am now cautiously optimistic-- thanks for pointing this out!
You're welcome. If you like Skins I'd suggest tracking down The Fades. It sadly only got one series despite the awards success, but it has a similar teen vibe with a supernatural bent, some Skins cast members cross over too - Daniel Kaluuya, Lily Loveless, Joe Dempsie.

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#13 Post by bearcuborg » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:52 pm

I mean Carrie was still alive when Colin started to write episode 9, so maybe that's part of the reason for rewriting with someone else.

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#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:53 pm

bearcuborg wrote:I mean Carrie was still alive when Colin started to write episode 9, so maybe that's part of the reason for rewriting with someone else.
Friends of yours?

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#15 Post by bearcuborg » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:24 am

mfunk9786 wrote:Friends of yours?
Um...oookay.
Ribs wrote:It's just a super boring, unexciting choice.
Agreed, but in light of all that's happened with Han Solo, I get it...

I'll start the speculation of a possible storyline. He has to be related to Rey somehow, so this might be her origin story - however in the hell that's possible with the timeline. I'll also lay good money the villain is Vader - but I wouldn't mind a crazy Castaway like Obi Wan story, with no villain.

While Vader does mention last seeing him as a student, Tarkin says that Obi Wan must be dead...which doesn't make sense since he defeated Vader. It doesn't read as an age thing either...

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#17 Post by chiendent » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:57 pm

Finally some good news today! Maybe David Lynch will accept this time around...

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#18 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:59 pm

Thank God. Even with the producers' less than stellar reputation of interfering with directors, they could probably get literally anyone they wanted and his choice never made sense

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#19 Post by Ribs » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:00 pm

I expect the casual switcheroo Disney did with Toy Story to make sure Incredibles 2 would be pushed up to be next year was done totally aware it would free up Brad Bird for this if needed, the person they've most wanted for this franchise since the acquisition (and the one who brought them Trevorrow in the first place)

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#20 Post by soundchaser » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:06 pm

I'm not sure this is the saving grace it would have been were he never signed on. Disney seems pretty confident about their release schedule, so surely Trevorrow started pre-production?

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#21 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:19 pm

Brad Bird would be a blessing, but at the rate they've been going lately I'd half expect them to bring in some bland journeyman like Edward Zwick to direct.

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#22 Post by knives » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:23 pm

Frankly I'd rather Bird do something weird and personal. His journeyman efforts so far have been significantly less good than his other stuff.

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#23 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:25 pm

Same goes for Rian Johnson and J.J. Abrams, if we’re playing that game.

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#24 Post by swo17 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:29 pm

This must be a fun day for Colin Trevorrow to read about himself on the internet.

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#25 Post by knives » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:32 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Same goes for Rian Johnson and J.J. Abrams, if we’re playing that game.
I think, to be fair, Abrams was being used in just the right way and would more heavily level the poor use of journeyman claim to his Star Treks. Whereas those films are plainly antithetical to what works for him Star Wars and, ironically, Mission: Impossible are things he would seemingly come to independently anyway.

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