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If you could make a new SW movie...

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by Sparafucile, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Sparafucile

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    ... and I mean completely new, what would you make it about?

    So not based on the ST, OT, PT, EU or games. Something original, but still with a SW feel and maybe some small threads to one or more to make it feel like it belongs.

    My idea would be around finding Hyperdrive Tech, what they travelled with before and how it revolutionized the galaxy. The wars it likely would have caused, how it propagated the Jedi, who first found it, what people thought about it, how governments reacted ect...

    I was just thinking what RJ or the GoT guys might come up with. Any ideas?
     
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    What about a Star Wars horror movie? It could focus on the formation of a dark force or the dark side itself.
     
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    Maybe something about the very beginning of Jedi. A story where the Force as something "usable" is discovered. Perhaps some kind of rift between people with different approaches to it could be an element of the story and that could be the beginning of the conflict between light side users and dark side users.

    If we were talking about something not completely new, then I would love to see a film (or anything) set within like a 100 years prior to TPM. The Jedi and the Galaxy would be pretty much the same as in PT, I guess, but there would still be plenty of room for different stuff. I mean, on the one hand I'd like to get something in that period, but on the other hand, I don't want it to be wasted/ruined... ;) But it's an uncharted territory that will be explored sooner or later, I think.
     
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    i want this on a frosty cold snow planet. : D

    or an underwater planet with mon calamari-type people.
    something in a strange environment with different kinds of vehicles and aliens.
     
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    I have already trademarked this. Please stop infringing on my brand or I will contact my lawyer.
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    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 10, 2018, Original Post Date: Jun 10, 2018 ---
    Before my idea gets further encroached upon....

    Mine would be a small budget horror flick set on Hoth.
    It would be set right after ROTS.
    It would have a small cast of about 10 people (obviously more early on but the majority of the movie would be small and isolated)
    The Rebellion is setting it's seeds.
    They are scouting places for potential bases that the Empire wouldn't find.
    A scout team is on Hoth and runs into a band of Empire troops tracking suspected rebels.
    Skirmish ensues.
    Enter the wampas.
    Forces the two sides to make an uneasy alliance as wampas begin to tear apart the teams slowly and methodically.

    It would be cold, isolated and claustrophobic. Aesthetically somewhere between John Carpenter's THE THING and Taylor Sheridan's WIND RIVER.
     
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    mine would have cannibalism. XD
     
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    We're not here some french indie's...

    ;)
     
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    well i've already seen Carpenter's The Thing.
    setting it in Star Wars is fine, but it needs more kick. ; D
     
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    A movie about how the force was discovered.
     
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    My thinking is more along these lines--less of focusing on specific characters, time periods or story points, and more about tackling different styles and genres and going pretty distinct with it--if anyone has seen the animated Animatrix anthology, that's sort of what I'd like to see in the Star Wars world, let David Fincher or Quentin Tarrantino make a Star Wars movie that looks and sounds and feels like something they would do instead of this "canon" obsession, let's have an outright comedy, a film about droids with no dialogue, a black and white film noir, a psychedelic mind-trip story about The Force.

    That's kind of why I was looking forward to a comedic Han Solo movie under Lord and Miller. I like the experimentation. It totally goes against the whole "everything is canon" mandate where everything is connected and consistent, because what is going to happen is that everything is going to feel the same; case in point, Solo under Ron Howard was good, I have no problem with it, but it's that very straightforward, "this is Star Wars" feel to it that is fine now while we're only a few films in, but could start to get old, I like that they pushed the western vibe but I feel like they could have gone more extreme in the tone, and I would have liked Rogue One to push the "war film" aspect further. My tastes in film are maybe a bit more extreme. Or maybe I'm just getting bored of Star Wars after so many decades.

    When George Lucas first thought of doing sequels to Star Wars though, this is kind of what he had in mind. He called it "a film school competition", where he hoped his filmmaker friends could take turns making their own movies set in the universe. He tells Rolling Stone magazine in 1977:

    "I think the sequels will be much, much better. What I want to do is direct the last sequel. I could do the first one and the last one and let everyone else do the ones in between...I would want to try and get some good directors, and see what their interpretation of the theme is. I think it will be interesting, it is like taking a theme in film school, say, okay, everybody do their interpretation of this theme. It's an interesting idea to see how people interpret the genre. Nobody has to worry about what a Wookie is and what it does and how it reacts. Wookies are there, the people are there, the environment is there, the empire is there...I've put up the concrete slab of the walls and now everybody can have fun drawing the pictures and putting on the little gargoyles and doing all the really fun stuff. And it's a competition. I'm hoping if I get friends of mine they will want to do a much better film, like, 'I'll show George that I can do a film twice that good.'...One of the sequels we are thinking of is the young days of Ben Kenobi. It would probably be all different actors."​

    Around a year or so later, Lucas settled on the Saga being a 12-film saga. Yeah, not nine films, for a good year or two it was 12 Episodes. Then he made Darth Vader into Luke's father, and decided that the OT was a middle trilogy, with a prequel trilogy about the fall of Anakin and a sequel trilogy about the next generation of Luke's. But he never had a plan under the "12-episode" configuration, he chose the number twelve because that's what the 1930s movie serials he was inspired by did---Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe for example, is 12 episodes long and this was the norm for the serials. But he had thought about all these ideas for stand-alone movies exploring the world he built that would just play with the setting using different styles and concepts. He says to Prevue magazine in 1980:

    "Lucas: Yes it is. Most screenplays run about 100 or 110 pages. That was my second screenplay. I decided it was too long. It covered too much material, and what was in the script wasn't really filled out enough. It was too episodic and too fragmented. So I took the screenplay and divided it into three stories, and rewrote the first one. As I was writing, I came up with some ideas for a film about robots, with no humans in it. When I got to working on the Wookiee, I thought of a film just about Wookiees, nothing else. So, for a time, I had a couple of odd movies with just those characters. Then, I had the other films, which were essentially split into three parts each, two trilogies. When the smoke cleared, I said, 'This is really great. I'll do another trilogy that takes place after this.' I had three trilogies of nine films, and then another couple of odd films. Essentially, there were twelve films.

    Prevue: Do you still plan on producing all twelve?

    Lucas: No, I've eliminated the odd movies, because they really don't have anything to do with the Star Wars saga. It gets confusing trying to explain the whole thing, but if I ever do the odd movies about the robots or the Wookiees, it'll be just about them, not necessarily about Chewbacca or Threepio--just about Wookiees and robots. It's the genre that I'm intrigued with, not necessarily the characters."​

    So to me this was always how I approached the "Star Wars Anthology" later re-titled "A Star Wars Story" series. I was kind of like "oh, they're coming full circle to the original concept Lucas had. Some of my favourite EU books are the ones that just play with world and play with the style, like the "Tales of" anthology series (Tales of Jabbas Palace, Tales of the Bounty Hunters, etc.), and there was a book I think titled Death Troopers that was a survival horror story on a derelict spaceship where stormtroopers become zombies. These stories get picked on by fans because they kind of get silly in terms of canon--in one Tales Of story, IG-88 becomes the CPU of Death Star II--but I have a looser sensibility when it comes to Star Wars. Marvel Studios has done a pretty good job at playing with genre--contrast Winter Soldier to Ant Man to Thor Ragnorok--and I'm guessing SW will take a cue from this, but I do admit there is an indefinable "sameness" to Marvel that I can't really articulate well when the genres are so diverse.
     
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    A trilogy about the first Jedi and the formation of the first Jedi Knights. The seeds that initially pop into my mind are; first movie is about a first single Jedi trying to understand his role in things. Ignites first blue saber somewhere in the middle of the movie. Others enter the picture looking for the same reason for their being. End the film with a scene of all of them igniting their sabers as a group. Second film something about conflict, dispute over purpose. Single Sith trying to understand his role in things. First red saber ignited. Last film first green saber, and beginning of the Sith. End film with scene of a group of red sabers being ignited. Followed by a closing scene of the new Jedi Order arriving on a lush green planet which is a symbol to them of life and light, and their purity of their way. A prophecy by one of them about the future of the order, and something about straying from the path. Balance. Stagnation and withering. End shot of first Jedi on green grassy ridge looking into setting twin suns. Green planet is revealed to be Tatooine.
     
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    I think this idea and mine about finding Hyperdrive Tech could probably work well to coincide within a trilogy or time frame. If most of the galaxy didn't have hyperdrive yet, it's conceivable that they might have lacked the tech know how to make lightsabers. So they would have had force imbued weapons and someone figures out how to make a lightsaber. Which would bring interesting questions: like who made the first lightsaber, sith or jedi? What came first, lightsaber or hyperdrive? Did Jedi ideas exist before from the race that created hyperdrive tech? Are the current Jedi's a copy of some bygone religion that someone read about? Are Sith ideas derived from the hyperdrive creators? Was it a war even back then?

    An Indiana Jones type of trilogy in the SW universe trying to figure this stuff out could be an interesting idea in itself. The first location of Hyperdrive tech ect... The first lightsaber, ancient Force imbued weapons or artifacts ect.
     
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    This would be AWESOME!
     
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    in r/a 20 years it will hapen fam

    written and directed by [​IMG]
     
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    o.O Is that Shakira? lol
     
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    Mine would be the first Jedi to go to the dark side. Not the whole you cant love bit but the despair and the madness of suppressing all your emotions. A sinister style.
     
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    Now that Solo made a joke of it, it’s probably off the table, but a story centered around a failed droid revolt might be interesting. A deep dive into the bizarre class system these thinking/feeling beings are relegated to in this galaxy for some reason. Maybe that takes some of the fun out of the universe, but a thoughtful examination of what this world looks like through their (literal) lenses is something I wouldn’t mind seeing explored. Probably not cinematic enough though.
     
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    A Padawan on a deadly mission with her Master discovers that her parents are on the war torn planet that they are tasks to protect. The visions are strong for the Padawan. She must carry on yet the thought of meeting her parents are overwhelming. Her Master instructs to concentrate on the task at hand but the dark side pulls her away in the chaos. She finally finds them however they are not the loving couple she dreamed of.

    After years of suffering she finds another Master. A dark master of the Sith who twist her mind and compels her to find her first Master and his Order. En route to her task, she meets a smuggler and his entourage to take her on this quest but there is something peculiar about this man... she feels something she has never felt before.
     
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    I think that first bit would make for a great entry in a Star Wars anthology style TV show. Each episode a different short story in AGFFA. Different eras and different perspectives. Off topic, I know, but I'd really love to get something like that one day.
     
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