One of the most anticipated scripted productions before the end of the year is “The Book of Boba Fett,” the upcoming Disney + miniseries to be produced by Robert Rodriguez.
Rodriguez directed the sixth episode of the second season of “The Mandalorian” which saw Temeura Morrison as post-“Return of the Jedi” Boba Fett. The character and his offsider Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) then appeared in the credits scene at the end of the season finale.
Since then, little has been revealed about the new series that Rodriguez, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are executive producers and which is targeting a December release.
Speaking with Collider, Rodriguez discussed how little he can about what fans can expect, and is extremely happy that audiences can see it:
« [I] I can’t say anything about it at the moment, but it’s coming out in December… Wait and see what comes next. It will blow your mind. That’s all I can say. I can talk about it as much as I want because I know it gives too much. It is much more than excessive. People are going to be so excited when they see it. ”
The project is shot using the same StageCraft technology and scenes as “The Mandalorian” and Rodriguez discussed the differences in using this technology and why it will stick to its traditional green screen approach on future films like its children’s franchises like “Spy Kids” or “We Can Be Heroes”:
” What is different [The] The volume is you still have to do the visual effects work. That’s right, will I do it before I shoot? Or will I do it after? In a TV series, you can pretty much figure out that you’re going to need some of these things.
On a film, I like the green screen more. So I can tell what this thing is going to look like until later. I can sort of start aligning the foreground with the kids, eleven kids in the foreground. I can turn it on on a set and then really compose in the background later.
If I was doing this in the volume, I should understand all of this in pre-production. This means that it pushes the shooting date of your film far back. If you have small children, those kids will be so old by the time you finish all of your pre-production.
So it kind of depends on the film, the series and the tool. Jon [Favreau] found the best way to use it for Mandalorian and now Boba Fett. I think it was a very good thing, but I don’t think it is necessarily a tool that fits all projects.
Rodriguez wouldn’t say if he will direct the third season of “The Mandalorian” which will be produced in the next few months. This is unlikely, as he is currently preparing his Hitchcock-style thriller “Hypnotic” with Ben Affleck and Alice Braga.
It follows a detective who finds himself embroiled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program. The project is in the midst of difficult preparation and is reportedly aiming to start filming within the next six weeks.