The speculation over who might direct Star Wars Episode VII is downright ridiculous. It’s at the point where people are analyzing every single quote from actors and directors, word by word, to try and figure out who Kathleen Kennedy and Disney want to make the movie. But let’s face it: it’s fun, and a fantastic topic for discussion because we never thought anyone but George Lucas would make a Star Wars film ever again.
The only name that’s been discussed seriously over the past few weeks is Matthew Vaughn, while most directors have come out and flat out denied any involvement. A new report on Deadline, though, confirms rumors we’ve culled from Twitter that Jon Favreau is, indeed, attempting to get the gig. It also adds a sort-of-surprising new name into the mix: David Fincher. He’s reportedly “game for one of these news films” and has a strong relationship with LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, who produced The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
There’s more below, including a video of Fincher’s talking about working at Industrial Light & Magic.
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Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012 by Angie Han
Not even a long, tryptophan-fueled weekend can slow down the Star Wars talk. After the jump:
- Jon Favreau raises eyebrows by tweeting about Stormtroopers
- Sir Derek Jacobi wants in on the new Star Wars trilogy
- Carrie Fisher was kidding about being cast in Star Wars VII
- Longtime producer Rick McCallum has retired from Lucasfilm
- A screenwriter says timing will be tricky on Star Wars VII
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
All right, so the sign shown above (via Collider) is just a joke, but the off-the-charts anticipation for Episode VII is very, very real. After the jump:
- Jon Favreau has Kevin Smith‘s vote for the Star Wars VII directing job
- Ed Burns is ambivalent on the admittedly slim possibility of getting an offer
- Peter Serafinowicz and Chris Hemsworth would like to be in Star Wars
- Watch Lawrence Kasdan talking about Return of the Jedi, way back when
- Fox announces dates for the 3D re-releases of Episode II and Episode III
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I’m pretty sure we’ll be stuck in the speculation/rumor/filmmaker comment zone every day until Disney announces a director has been signed for Star Wars Episode VII. So today’s comments come from three different filmmakers, two of the fan picks: JJ Abrams and Jon Favreau and the less obvious choice: newcomer Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed). Are any of these directors in the running for the job? Are any of them actually interested in going to a Galaxy Far Far Away? Find out after the jump.
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Posted on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
From the moment Disney announced its intentions to create a new Star Wars trilogy, one of the big questions has been which filmmaker might get a crack at the iconic franchise. But the directors themselves are fans, too, and even as we’ve been arguing which of them should get the job, many of them are just going through the same emotions we are — surprise, concern, excitement. Hit the jump read their thoughts.
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Much as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons had a difficult road to the top, so too is the film adaptation of their Broadway musical Jersey Boys facing a tough trek to the screen. Purchased by GK Films for a hefty sum in 2010, Jersey Boys soon had director Jon Favreau prepping the John Logan-penned film at Warner Bros. He’s been casting and even had some familiar faces potentially lined up for key roles. However, it seems the studio has decided the budget and international appeal aren’t quite to its liking. The project, which was at Sony before landing at Warners, is now being shopped to other studios.
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In the year and change since Cowboys & Aliens opened, director Jon Favreau has worked on the TV series Revolution, and prepped Disney’s film Magic Kingdom and a feature version of the stage musical Jersey Boys. Nw his name is attached to another project that, like Jersey Boys, is more realistic, in terms of subject matter, than most of the films he’s known for directing at this point.
Battle for Bonneville is the story of half-brothers Art and Walt Arfons, who were racing rivals that ultimately competed to set the land speed record in jet-powered car driven on the famous Bonneville salt flats in Utah. The Bourne Legacy co-writer Dan Gilroy scripted, and New Regency is in final talks to pick up the project with Favreau directing and Ryan Reynolds attached to star as one of the Arfons brothers. Read More »
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Director Jon Favreau is looking for unknowns to star in his upcoming adaptation of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys. Over the next two weekends, in Philadelphia and New York, he’s looking for male singers to audition for the four lead roles of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the legendary music group at the center of this classic rags to riches story. This means that if you live on the East Coast, are male and can sing, you may just become a superstar.
The site also mentions the film will begin shooting in New York in January 2013. Read more about each role after the jump. Read More »