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J.J. Abrams Directing Star Wars

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Beniboybling
01.30.2013 , 03:48 PM | #141
Quote: Originally Posted by MiaRB View Post
not sure why you are hung up on Kennedy/lucasfilm co-producing. yes that is true. that is not the issue. the issue is... this isnt ESB where lucas was creating everything with someone else directing the shooting of the movie. im sure youve seen any of the "making off" vids, where you see lucas and his people from lucasfilm doing story boards and all that stuff. well, that is what JJ and his group will be doing amoung other things. the movie will be JJ's vision and its foolish to try to diminish how big of a role he has.
Of course Lucasfilm and Lucas are not as involved as before. If anything that's a good thing, Star Wars needs knew people and knew ideas. But J.J Abrams is not in complete control like he was with Star Trek, its not going to be entirely his vision. Ardnt has already begun writing the story and there are other people onboard as well. And unlike with Star Trek, he's co-producing, with the company that owns Star Wars, which gives him only a certain amount of power. (He kinda has to do what they say.)

Personally what I feel is really important is the story, and that's in the hands of Micheal Ardnt, George Lucas and the other consultants. I trust J.J Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy to pick the right actors and the right sets. And ultimately Abrams is human, I expect he's very daunted at the prospect of making the next Star Wars film, his entire career is on the line. If I were him I'd listen to the experts, who are willing to give him plenty of advice and guidance and produce with him. This is all he needs so he doesn't 'ruin' the feel of Star Wars like he apparently did with Star Trek. Although the screenplay is mainly in Ardnt's hands...

Basically from what everyone's being saying, I have high hopes for Abrams, but I also have worries. However I trust those working with him to guide him down the right path and make an excellent movie. And unless Abrams is an egoistical idiot I doubt he is going to refuse there advice and assistance.

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Hardwear
01.30.2013 , 04:20 PM | #142
Quote: Originally Posted by MiaRB View Post
dont have to accept what i say. instead you can go learn a bit about how movies are made, the proccess on how they are made. Arbams is Producer/Director, his partner Burk is a producer and JJ's production company Bad Robot is the production company. for anyone to argue that JJ is just going to be basically directing actors is just crazy. again, learn how movies are made, the whole proccess from start to finish. then you will understand what all those tittles mean and you wont have to take my word for it or "accept" what i say.
"learn how movies are made"

Oh I should have seen this one coming. LOL

The heart of your argument is based on hyperbole which ultimately ends in telling me to go learn how movies are made.

So typical this is the standard reaction from people who have no argument.

If this were any type of "official" inquiry your argument would have been thrown out from the first post.

Within Lucasfilm is a little division known as Industrial Light & Magic founded in 1975 these guys are the pioneers of special effects.

Other then Weta Workshop they have no peers.

Like many special effects heavy movies Star Trek was done by ILM, because Bad Robot doesn't have the capability.

Bad Robot founded in 1998 by comparison is still in its toddler stage compared to Lucasfilm whom Kennedy is now chairman of which is just another reason why JJ won't have as much control as you seem to think and more importantly can't prove.


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you and others can keep believing that Kennedy and Lucasfilm are creating everything and JJ is hired on just to direct or performances
Please feel free to point out and highlight any of my previous posts where I say JJ is not co-producing the new movie.
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Hardwear
01.30.2013 , 04:36 PM | #143
Quote: Originally Posted by MiaRB View Post
this isnt ESB where lucas was creating everything with someone else directing the shooting of the movie. im sure youve seen any of the "making off" vids, where you see lucas and his people from lucasfilm doing story boards and all that stuff. well, that is what JJ and his group will be doing amoung other things. the movie will be JJ's vision and its foolish to try to diminish how big of a role he has.
JJ isn't George Lucas and as I pointed out and explained a few pages back he is one of a kind there will likely never be a director with that much control especially not in this case.
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sandisrd
01.31.2013 , 03:11 AM | #144
Hi,

Well J.J. Abrams is good choice for new SW movie but always bare in your mind he will NEVER bee as good as MR George Lucas never, so J.J. only can learn from Lucas or ask advice from him, but I read that MR George Lucas himself approve J.J. as very good director, so wen hi says he is good that there is nothing more to doubt.
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01.31.2013 , 03:22 AM | #145
Quote: Originally Posted by sandisrd View Post
Hi,

Well J.J. Abrams is good choice for new SW movie but always bare in your mind he will NEVER bee as good as MR George Lucas never, so J.J. only can learn from Lucas or ask advice from him, but I read that MR George Lucas himself approve J.J. as very good director, so wen hi says he is good that there is nothing more to doubt.
Abrams is already a much better director than Lucas.

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Drudenfusz
01.31.2013 , 03:25 AM | #146
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Abrams is already a much better director than Lucas.
Not so sure about that. Lucas lost it in the last years, but on his prime he was brilliant. J.J. Abrams is not bad, but not even close to what Lucas once was.
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sandisrd
01.31.2013 , 08:33 AM | #147
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Not so sure about that. Lucas lost it in the last years, but on his prime he was brilliant. J.J. Abrams is not bad, but not even close to what Lucas once was.
Likewise, and just to correct MR George Lucas is still in his best not ''once was''...

The clone wars series prove that easily...
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Pirana
01.31.2013 , 09:02 AM | #148
For those of you not happy with the choice that's been made regarding the Director, show your displeasure by not going to see episode seven once it's released. Vote with your wallet, it's very simple. Either way you slice it, he is the next Director.

I for one, will thoroughly enjoy it.
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overmanwarrior
01.31.2013 , 09:30 AM | #149
Quote: Originally Posted by Pirana View Post
For those of you not happy with the choice that's been made regarding the Director, show your displeasure by not going to see episode seven once it's released. Vote with your wallet, it's very simple. Either way you slice it, he is the next Director.

I for one, will thoroughly enjoy it.
I'm with you 100%. I think Abrams was the perfect call. I can't imagine anything or anyone better. Disney will expect at least $2.5 billion global sales with this film. Anything less, and heads will roll, so there will be a lot of pressure on any director, and few could pull off a good film and still be what most of us expect as Star Wars fans.

Star Wars will be evolving into films what they aleady do in books. Authors sign on to contribute a book here and there.....the same will happen with directors. Within 20 years, there will be Star Wars movies in much the same way that there are many, many novels out now. Literary purists think the Star Wars books are terrible for literarture. But I love evey one of them. The same will be said about the movies. Film purists will be upset at the Lucasfilm/Disney machine. But for fans like me, and I would say many people reading here, it's a match made in heaven.

I love the pick of J.J. Abrams directing a Star Wars film because I want to see what he can do. I have been a fan of his since Cloverfield. I want to see Jaina Solo fighting a J.J. Abrams monster!!!!! I'm willing to put my money down right now just for a chance at a scene like that.
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Drudenfusz
01.31.2013 , 09:38 AM | #150
Quote: Originally Posted by sandisrd View Post
Likewise, and just to correct MR George Lucas is still in his best not ''once was''...

The clone wars series prove that easily...
Clones Wars show is great, but not directed by Lucas.
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