http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/472511-d23-colin-trevorrow-confirmed-for-star-wars-episode-ixLucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy:
“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed. The power of that film paired with the enormous success of Jurassic World speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker. We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the Star Wars universe.”
“This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople. We’ve been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had—a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”
Director Colin Trevorrow Wants to Shoot ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ in Outer Space
Just recently, Star Wars: Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow attracted some attention when he said that he wanted to shoot the finale of the current Star Wars trilogy on film rather than digital. But, what’s more interesting perhaps, isn’t what he wants to shoot it with, but where he wants to shoot it. Namely, in outer space.
Trevorrow was speaking to an audience at the Sundance Film Festival when he revealed to the crowd that he’s asked Disney and Lucasfilm about the logistics of shooting some scenes for Star Wars among the actual stars.
I asked the question, ‘Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film in actual space for Star Wars, and I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space!’
Which is a very good point. It may seem silly to shoot some establishing shots of space for use in Star Wars: Episode 9, but almost entire IMAX documentaries were shot in space, like Hubble 3D, which is absolutely mesmerizing. If Trevorrow, Disney and Lucasfilm could use that same technology to shoot scenes for a Star Wars movie, that would be something to behold. And if anyone can make it so this happens, it’s Disney and Lucasfilm who just so happen to have a couple bucks lying around.
Now this probably does not mean that they’ll be rocketing Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley into space (though wouldn’t that be something). Instead we’ll guess that Trevorrow is looking to film backgrounds or perhaps background plates for visual effects.
The question we’re sure will be asked is, why? Gravity didn’t film in space, but it sure looked gorgeous and realistic. It may very well turn out to be possible, but very expensive and far cheaper to do in a computer in California.
Whatever the final decision is, Trevorrow and his team have time to make up their minds: Star Wars: Episode 9 is set for release in 2019.
It certainly needs to live up to expectations considering that TFA was mostly set up for things to come. If they don't hit the ball out of the park with the sequel then that can cause people to see the TFA in an entirely new context like what happened with the prequels. If you remember, TPM was generally well received in 1999 but over time people started perceiving it differently and now it's part of a trilogy that most people rather forget ever existedThat being said I hope the script does live up, but I'm not expecting it to :quimby
Yea I totally agree. Was telling my friends this exact thing same thing.It certainly needs to live up to expectations considering that TFA was mostly set up for things to come. If they don't hit the ball out of the park with the sequel then that can cause people to see the TFA in an entirely new context like what happened with the prequels. If you remember, TPM was generally well received in 1999 but over time people started perceiving it differently and now it's part of a trilogy that most people rather forget ever existed
I'm not even a fan of TFA as a standalone movie, but i'm still waiting on the other 2 before I write it off completely because these movies are always part of a bigger picture that is revealed over time which can make the individual parts much better or much worse --
That depends more on the screenwriter than the director. Most of the flaws in Jurassic World were in the writing department rather than the direction.Not sure how to feel about this.
On one hand, Jurassic World was a really fun film that made me feel like an 8 year old again. However, there were also big lapses in logic within the story that I hope he would avoid in a Star Wars film. Also, in Star Wars films I want practical special effects and Jurassic World hardly had any, if it at all.
But lets see how 7 and 8 go before I start worrying over 9.