Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Star Wars

Top five directors I'd like to see direct the next Star Wars. Criteria is someone who has made at least one film, has a good grasp of story, and experience with effects. Trying to be somewhat realistic in who would say "Yes" so no Cameron, Whedon, Spielberg, Zemeckis, or Tarantino (among others). 1) Alfonso Curaon. See "Children of Men." 'Nuff said. 2) Andrew Stanton. I thought "John Carter" was great. Excellent story and use of effects. 3) Drew Goddard. "Cabin in the Woods" had a new take on genre with killer story. 4) Steven Soderbergh. The master. Retiring from moviemaking unless he can find something new to spark his interest. Maybe this is it. He's only done one sci-fi film... 5) John McTiernan. Phenomenal action director. "Die Hard" and "Predator" are classics. And here is one more for the road: Lawrence Kasdan. Once upon a time Kasden directed classics like "Body Heat" and "The Big Chill." Has effects experience from "Dreamcatcher." And made his bones as a script writer. Starting with a little indie called "The Empire Strikes Back." Who do I think it will be? As the internets have been speculating, I think it will likely be: J.J. Abrams (too much lens flare); Brad Bird (I thought MI4 was boring); or Joe Johnston (has never directed a great movie).

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