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Old 05-25-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation [News] Gareth Edwards (Godzilla 2014) to Direct Star Wars 'Stand-Alone' Film

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In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016.

Gareth Edwards blazed into the filmmaking forefront with his acclaimed work on Monsters, a film he wrote, directed and served on as cinematographer and visual effects artist. The skill and vision readily apparent in Monsters earned him the high-profile spot directing this year's smash hit Godzilla.

"Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life -- join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm," said Edwards.

Gary Whitta's screenwriting credits include 2010's The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. He is also well known as a journalist and editor in the video game industry, as well as part of the BAFTA award-winning team on Telltale Games adaptation of The Walking Dead.

Whitta states, "From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me,so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself."
Having seen the new Godzilla, I feel better about the choice.


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Gary Whitta.

Ugh...



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Gary Whitta.

Ugh...
I cannot honestly say that I am familiar with anything he's done.


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I cannot honestly say that I am familiar with anything he's done.
While he has written an episode of The Walking Dead video game, film-wise, he's done After Earth. Not to mention his childish internet rant regarding everything Star Wars since 2004. Now he's eating his own words...



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Any thoughts on the most likely subject of the stand-alone film? I'm thinking this duo lends itself well to a Boba Fett story.


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Any thoughts on the most likely subject of the stand-alone film? I'm thinking this duo lends itself well to a Boba Fett story.
Seeing as monster movies seem to be Edwards' specialty, I'm guessing the story of Malakili and his Rancor.


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Seeing as monster movies seem to be Edwards' specialty, I'm guessing the story of Malakili and his Rancor.
Haha... Malakili was such a big softie. Maybe we'll see a Krayt Dragon?


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Haha... Malakili was such a big softie. Maybe we'll see a Krayt Dragon?
Im sure they have quite a list of beasts to unleash on these movies I hope our stand alone character is ready.


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