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Star Wars: Han Solo 2018 Film

Post by Greg2600 » June 23rd, 2017, 10:30 am

As you may have heard, Kathleen Kennedy took the shocking approach of firing the directing duo for the Han Solo 2018 film, due out in less than a year. There wasn't a ton of principal photography left (not counting reshoots). The reasoning was not clear yet. However, Ron Howard (of all people) was hired to finish the film instead. Now I feel like Ron was brought in because of his reputation, and that he will rally the troops to get the film completed, despite his recent offerings having bombed. However, to fire your director(s) so far into filming, on a huge studio film, is simply unprecedented.
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Re: Star Wars: Han Solo 2018 Film

Post by AsianDave » June 23rd, 2017, 4:07 pm

Word was it was over creative differences in where the directors wanted to take this movie to where Disney saw something else. Or maybe that was them being politically correct in trying not to create too much controversy.

Ron Howard in a sense has come full circle. He starred in a George Lucas' film (American Graffiti) and now he gets to helm a Star Wars (although stand alone) movie.

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Post by Greg2600 » June 23rd, 2017, 4:40 pm

The background of this directing team is comedy. They did LEGO, 21 and 22 Jump Street, etc. They were brought in clearly to add some humor. However, this is a picture that will cost nearly $300 to produce, and Disney will simply not have them improvising a heavily vetted script. And so they are gone and Ron will come in, and make sure the I's are dotted so to speak.
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Post by AsianDave » June 23rd, 2017, 5:37 pm

which is clearly what I stated! Creative differences how this movie should be told and what direction it was going. You don't spend nearly $300,000,000.00 (I understood you clearly, but it's still hilarious you indicated "nearly $300 to produce, As in $300.00! LOL) for a comedy!

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Post by Greg2600 » June 27th, 2017, 10:01 am

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/dram ... 05994.html
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that, as previously reported, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and the directing duo did not hit it off from the start of production. Both sides struggled with control as there was a constant battle over how scenes should be shot and how much Lord and Miller could stray from the script, written by "Star Wars" veteran Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "The Force Awakens").

In one instance, the trade was told by sources that Lord and Miller only did three different setups (camera placements) for a scene shot on the Millennium Falcon, versus the 12 to 15 that a movie of this size usually does. This led to limited options to choose from in editing.

And the duo's improvisational style didn't go over well for many of the crew. Known for their comedies "The Lego Movie" and the "21 Jump Street" franchise, in which Lord and Miller collaborate heavily with their cast, on a movie of the size of a "Star Wars" project, that led to hundreds of crew members standing around waiting for marching orders, according to THR.

Lord and Miller also shot some scenes by delivering improvised lines to the actors. According to sources, once Kasdan saw this he demanded that every line be said word for word. THR reports that Lord and Miller did do takes for scenes as it was written in the script.

But in May things got really bad. Lucasfilm fired editor Chris Dickens and replaced him with Pietro Scalia. And the company also brought on an acting coach for its star Alden Ehrenreich, who plays young Han Solo, a rarity this late in a production.

According to THR, Lucasfilm wasn't satisfied with the performance Lord and Miller were getting out of him. It's possible Ehrenreich wasn't pleased with Lord and Miller, either. Star Wars News Net reports that the actor voiced his concerns about how the character was coming across to a producer who then sent it up the ladder to Kennedy. One source told SWNN that Ehrenreich 's performance of Solo is "oddly comparable to Jim Carrey’s performance in 'Ace Ventura' at times."

Kennedy's decided to steady the ship by having Kasdan shadow Lord and Miller, similar to Tony Gilroy coming on to direct reshoots for Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One." But Lord and Miller pushed back, leading to Kennedy firing them.

When the crew was told Ron Howard would be taking over the movie, they broke into applause, according to the THR story.

Though sources say the footage Miller and Lord shot is "very usable," the plan is for Howard to shoot until September. Production was originally supposed to wrap in July.
WOOOOWWWWWW. So basically the studio had to get more and more involved because these two twits made a mockery of it?
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Post by ICW » June 27th, 2017, 10:13 am

Screw those guys. Star Wars became a joke with those stupid prequels and now it's regaining its epic, legendary status with The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and the much anticipated Last Jedi. Everyone wants to see a Han Solo origins movie and these two nitwits sounded like they wanted to turn this into a joke movie.
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Re: Star Wars: Han Solo 2018 Film

Post by Greg2600 » June 27th, 2017, 10:30 am

Well in fairness, that's kind of their wheelhouse! Ha ha ha. Kennedy deserves blame for hiring them, which was foolish.
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