Hey, maybe this Disney-Lucasfilm merger will turn out to be fun! Or a disaster! From Vulture:
Man of Steel and 300 director Zack Snyder said he had no interest in directing the hotly anticipated seventh Star Wars film. But Vulture has learned that while this may be specifically true — he won’t be doing Episode VII — it was a bit of misdirection: He is in fact developing a Star Wars project for Lucasfilm that is set within the series’ galaxy, though parallel to the next trilogy. It will be an as-yet-untitled Jedi epic loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai, with the ronin and katana being replaced by the Force-wielding knights and their iconic lightsabers. (Go ahead, say it — you know you want to: “ … an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.” Felt good, didn’t it?)
Hoorah…? (As long as it bears no resemblance toSnyder’s Sucker Punch it might be okay.) Anyway, this inspired Scott Meslow at The Week to have a think on what other classic films could do with the Star Wars treatment. Some of his titles:
Mr. Smith Goes to Coruscant
The Midichlorian Candidate
Rebellion Without a Cause
The Man Who Shot Greedo First
Click over to The Week to read his synposes and check out his other titles. They’re funny.
What classic films would you like to see inspire a new Star Wars movie? And what would the story be?
Midnight Kessel Run: A down-on-his-luck Jango Fett takes a job hunting down a mildmannered accounant for the Hutts who’s jumped bail. Comedy and adventure ensues on the return trip to Coruscant. Featuring a cameo appearance by Serrano the Hutt.
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