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George Lucas wanted Frank Darabont to (co-) write Phantom Menace

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Josh, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Josh

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    This news is from 2000, but I think a lot of people dont know this, so I wanted to share this with you guys.
    http://www.theforce.net/episode1/story/Frank_Darabont_Refutes_TPM_Rumors_75332.asp

    Thats the 3rd time someone couldn't work on a SW movie because of some stupid hollywood guilds smh

    Spielberg on Jedi (directing)
    Darabont on Phantom (writing)
    Oldman on Sith (acting)
    and almost Kershner.
     
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    Well, that’s the cross you bear when you try to buck the system based on principles. The system usually bucks back.
     
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    George, the saint that he was WOULD NEVER do that.................................................(pause for dramatic effect).........................NOT
     
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    The only way the prequels would've been epic (I'm not a prequel basher I love the prequels) is if GL found a writer/director that wasn't afraid to tell him: NO, thats not cool George; the only director I know thats brave enough to say that, is Spielberg. I never forgot reading, GL wanted to call Indiana Jones, Indiana Smith but Spielberg was smart enough to say to George that doesn't sound right. Imagine: Indiana Smith and the Temple of Doom...
     
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    Ironically, Kathleen Kennedy was Spielberg's "No Guy" early on. She was the only one willing to pull him aside and say "Dude. What. The. Hell."
    But yes you are spot on. George needed his "No Guy" so badly. But based on ESB and ROTJ no one wanted to get into that...would he have even accepted it?
     
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    He gave SJ a purple Light saber, so I think its how you approached it, and how you painted the picture. George imagine angry Wookies lifting stormtroopers and ripping their arms out of the their sockets, those Ewoks could be young Wookies in training, rookies are force sensitive LOL...
     
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    Who is Frank Darabont?
     
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    Director/writer of The Shawshank Redemption , The Green Mile, The Mist.
    Showrunner of the first and best season of the Walking dead.
     
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    Does that mean there would have been less poodoo jokes
     
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    Okay. So what's the purpose of this thread?
     
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    My understanding of the origin of the feud with the guild was that GL requested not to have any credits at the beginning of ANH (which requires an exception to guild rules) and the guild said yes. Then GL thought he didn’t have to ask again for TESB, and the guild levied a fine against GL, which he paid and then quit.

    I have to say, this seems really petty to me. Admittedly I can sometimes be stubborn like that too, but if I had been in the room during the dispute, I would’ve wanted to say something like, “You are both being knuckleheads. Just charge half and get over it!” :)
     
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    They can now though because of Disney .
     
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    or can they

    lordandmiller.jpeg
     
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    Imagine if he had to pay the fine for 5 movies in a row...would you have done that?
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    Yeah they can because I'm pretty sure that all of Disney's writers and directors are DGA/WGA...Disney could become LFL's signatory if they themselves havent already become one the second that George Lucas left...Lord and Miller being fired was due to a creative dispute not a legal one
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    To proof that Lucas wasnt as selfish as people thought he was when he made the prequels, compared to the Originals.
     
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    Or he could just ask permission again for the next four...
     
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    He probably just has a lot of pride ?
     
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