Jan
14
2013

Zack Snyder’s “Seven Jedi.”

..And I don’t need to say another damned word, huh?  The title has directly downloaded itself via your optic nerves into your hypothalamus;  right now the room is almost painfully bright and there’s a taste of bananas and electricity in the back of your mouth.  Light sabers.  Kurosawa.  Slow-motion combat scenes.  You did not know that such a thing might be allowed to exist.

This is what it is like to be pandered to, my Star Wars droogies.  This is how it feels to have impersonal forces casually shuck your carapace so that they may then feast upon your succulent money.

While nothing can top last year’s mega-huge reveal that Disney was buying LucasFilm with an eye toward making a brand-new trilogy, today’s announcement that Zack Snyder will direct a standalone Star Wars film separate from that new trilogy is still pretty massive.

Vulture broke the news this afternoon, stating that Snyder – who took himself out of the running for directing the newly-announced Episode VII – will instead develop a new Star Wars project for the company. The new feature will be inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s seminal Seven Samurai, and will apparently run parallel to events in the new trilogy.

Also: apparently we didn’t need to get stuff like this over George Lucas’ dead body. Who knew?

Via

Moe Lane

PS: Do not try to bullshit a bullshitter. You want to see this movie. You want to be in this movie. If a shadowy figure told you that you can ensure that this movie would happen and all it would take is one of your fingers you’d look him right in his shrouded eyes and ask if he’d take two toes, instead.

10 Comments

  • jbird says:

    The ROI that is possible on Disney’s purchase of Star Wars, if handled correctly, can run into the billions and billions.

    • acat says:

      Wonder how many video game series this one will spawn …
      .
      Mew

    • Free-range Oyster says:

      And if they can turn out regular doses of quality SW goodness, jbird, they are more than welcome to those Sagans of dollars. Some of them will be from me. :)

  • Spegen says:

    Disney already made a great movie based on the Seven Samarai: Bug’s Life. Still can’t believe that didn’t sequel that one.

  • BigGator5 says:

    I don’t care what anyone says, I loved Battle Beyond the Stars!

  • Jeffstag says:

    Well now I’ve got The Magnificent Seven theme stuck in my head….

  • Canthros says:

    I totally want to see that movie. Sadly, they’re not making it. Sorry to be a bummer.

  • sicsemperstolidissimum says:

    I was never that committed to having the movie in question made.

    I got ticked at Star Wars reading the novel for Revenge, and never saw the movie afterwards. (It wasn’t a surprise in the plot. I’d found badly written then current politics reading between the lines, and I was enraged.) Of course, I started reading the EU with the Young Jedi Knight books, and the Junior Jedi Knight books, and that was a good time to leave for me.

    That said, I still think it’ll be interesting to see if Disney will put Star Wars in Kingdom Hearts. If nothing else, I’m certain it’ll inspire some fanfic that I might enjoy seeing.

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