OK, so when I went off on Disney acquiring LucasFilm yesterday I had a lot of people point out to me that at least Disney will sell us stuff that we tell them that we actually want to buy – which Lucas always had a problem with. And I admit, that is an argument. So then I see this:
BREAKING: JERRY BRUCKHEIMER TO PRODUCE “EPISODE 7” WITH DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY. #headlinesfrom2014
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 31, 2012
…Admittedly, I’d watch that; but it occurred to me that Disney can get the best. The absolute best. And, again, they want your money and they know that you’re probably pissed at George Lucas. So. Blue sky this one, folks: if you could have any director for the next Star Wars film, who would it be? – With the caveat that it be actually possible. I’ll stretch a point and not insist on ‘plausible;’ but the director has to be at least alive, working, and available for the movie*.
PS: HAN. SHOT. FIRST.
*That last one is obviously negotiable. “Hey, you want to direct the new Star Wa…” :interrupting: “I WILL SIGN MY FIRSTBORN CHILD UNTO YOU FOR THE CHANCE TO MAKE THIS MOVIE.”