Zack Snyder’s Kurosawa-inspired Star Wars movie is now a standalone movie –

Zack Snyder’s Kurosawa-inspired Star Wars movie is now a standalone movie – fr

Zack Snyder was preparing to release “Man of Steel” and Lucasfilm had recently been bought out by Disney when news broke in January 2013 the director was developing a “Star Wars” movie inspired by Akira Kurosawa. Snyder himself said at the time that he didn’t want to direct “Star Wars: Episode VII” (that was before JJ Abrams embarked on what became “The Force Awakens”), but Vulture reported that this was a mistake in that Snyder was “developing a Star Wars Project for Lucasfilm that takes place in the galaxy of the series, albeit parallel to the next trilogy.”

The Vulture Report added of Snyder’s “Star Wars” movie: “It will be a still untitled Jedi epic based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic” Seven Samurai “, with the ronin and katana replaced by the wielding knights. the Force and their iconic lightsabers … It’s unclear exactly where Snyder’s untitled Jedi movie would fit in the ‘Star Wars’ timeline, but an insider expects it not to be seen as part of the ‘Star Wars’ timeline. ‘numbered’ episodes, but rather as a standalone film shoot sometime after – Events of Episode VI, which means the next phase of franchise development is much broader than previously thought. “

Few updates on the project followed in the next eight years, but it turns out the project is not completely dead. Kind of. On this week’s episode of MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, Snyder confirmed that there have been discussions between him and Lucasfilm to develop a “Star Wars” movie inspired by Kurosawa. The film would have come full circle, as the Kurosawa films inspired George Lucas’ original “Star Wars” and Lucas even offered the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi to “Seven Samurai” star Toshiro Mifune. The project is no longer attached to “Star Wars”, but it still exists for Snyder.

“We talked about it, but never [happened]Snyder said. “I worked on it far from the ‘Star Wars’ universe, on my own, like a science fiction thing… It’s still a science fiction thing. It’s the same story. Now I’m just going to let “Star Wars” be “Star Wars”. “

Detaching the Kurosawa-inspired film from “Star Wars” wasn’t difficult, as Snyder said there was no character overlap between what he was developing at Lucasfilm and the other films in the film. franchise. The director added of his isolated film “Star Wars”: “It was me saying, ‘Give me the keys and let me take a walk.’

“The 11-year-old always wants to do this, and now I know how to do it,” Snyder said of the Kurosawa-inspired film. “So maybe we’ll see that someday.”

Head over to the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast site to listen to Snyder’s recent interview in its entirety.

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