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We are still a ways away until the finale of the current Star Wars trilogy, Episode IX, hits theaters, but there is already news that Disney and Lucasfilm needed to bring in a new writer. Come inside to find out what's going on.
While we wait with bated breath for Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi to come out this December, Episode IX Director Colin Trevorrow has already begun working on the finale of this trilogy. Specifically, the script. As it turns out, the script he and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, have put together may have hit a snag, according to a report by THR.
Jack Thorne has been brought in to provide a "fresh set of eyes" and make rewrites to the script Connolly and Trevorrow wrote. Thorne is an English writer responsible for penning and co-creating several TV shows like National Treasure, The Last Panthers, »
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Looks like “Star Wars: Episode IX” is getting a fresh pair of eyes. The Hollywood Reporter reports that rising British screenwriter Jack Thorne will be contributing rewrites to the script of the upcoming ninth installment of the beloved franchise. While Thorne is a relatively new name in Hollywood, he’s already having a big year: his “Wonder” will arrive on November 17.
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As THR notes, “Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, have been working on the script, but sources say a fresh set of eyes was needed. It is unclear how extensive the rewrites will be.” THR is also quick to note that, despite previous reports, the script for “Episode IX” is not based on a treatment from filmmaker Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi. »
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Ryan Lambie Aug 2, 2017
The Last Jedi isn't even out yet, but thanks to the complexity of the Star Wars universe at Disney-Lucasfilm, work is already well under way on Episode IX.
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Due for release in 2019 and directed by Colin Trevorrow, Episode IX will mark as the capstone to the current trilogy of sequels, which means it should tie off the saga of Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren. The movie was initially written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly - the pair previously worked together on Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed.
Their script is now about »
Thorne will take over for director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly. According to sources, a new set of eyes was needed to finish the final installment of the franchise reboot, though it's unclear how much of the script needs to be rewritten.
Colin Trevorrow has been attached to direct Star Wars: Episode IX for a while now, and while the reviews of Trevorrow’s The Book Of Henry probably made a lot of Star Wars fans worried about how he’d handle the end of this new trilogy, LucasFilm itself didn’t seem to show any concerns. Now, though, it’s hard not to think of The Book Of Henry when The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio is bringing in a new writer to revise the previous draft of the script that Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly wrote. Again, LucasFilm would probably never say that it was worried about Trevorrow’s work, but this does seem to indicate that it’s not taking any chances.
- Sam Barsanti
Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly wrote the most recent draft of the script.
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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac are expected to return – although that depends on what happens in “The Last Jedi” – with the installment eyeing a production start in January 2018.
While the “Star Wars” universe recently went through some turmoil after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the Han Solo spinoff, sources stress that this type of script treatment is normal for any major tentpole.
The movie has a release date of May 24, 2019.
Thorne is the creator or co-creator of several British television shows, dramas, »
- Justin Kroll
La La Land director Damien Chazelle will direct a new musical TV series called The Eddy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama will center around a club in modern-day Paris, its owner, the house band and "the volatile city that surrounds them."
British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne will write The Eddy. Thorne is known for co-writing the This Is England spin-off series with Shane Meadows and creating the supernatural BBC show The Fades. He's also written for the hit teen drama Skins and the original British version of »
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I hate horror films. I saw the 1996 classic Scream under duress: in a media studies class where critiquing it was integral to my final grade. I have a terminal case of the scaredy-cats, and I do not generally enjoy paying to be terrified. But as I heard more about new film Get Out, about a black man meeting his white girlfriend’s family, I knew I’d have to bite the bullet. And listen: it was utterly, spine-chillingly worth it. One of the top reasons? Its magnetic lead, British actor Daniel Kaluuya.
Kaluuya, 27, was born in London to Ugandan parents. I remember first seeing him in Skins, playing charming idiot Posh Kenneth. It was a thinly-drawn character elevated by Kaluuya who went on to become a writer on the show. »
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Image Source: Universal Pictures In October, we got introduced to a terrifying new horror movie by Jordan Peele. It's called Get Out, and the creepy trailer is enough on its own to turn you off of white suburbia for good. But there's something else. The more time we spent watching the trailer and looking forward to the film, the more we began to feel like star Daniel Kaluuya looked very, very familiar. And then, it clicked! Kaluuya actually appears in the first season of Black Mirror. He stars in the second episode, called "Fifteen Million Merits." The story tells of a futuristic dystopian society that revolves around 24-hour TV and the shallow entertainment of reality shows. In this world, civilians must cycle to power the society, earning a kind of currency known as Merits. We don't want to give too much away, but you might argue that it's a different »
- Ryan Roschke
Jordan Peele is best known as a comedian and one-half of the hilarious duo of Key & Peele but as it turns out, Peele is also a big horror buff and Get Out, a writing exercise he never figured would get made, is a perfect example of what can happen when an artist is given the opportunity to try something different.
Daniel Kaluuya ("The Fades," "Black Mirror," Sicario) stars as Chris, a talented photographer who is going away for the weekend with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams of "Girls" fame) to meet her parents for the first time. He's very black; she's very white and she hasn't told mom and dad. Rose argues race is a non-issue and though at first reluctant, Chris goes along with the weekend plans but rather quickly, even before the pair arrives at the posh family [Continued ...] »
It almost never happens with studio releases but over the weekend I was completely blindsided by a trailer for a movie I hadn't heard about.
Somewhere along the line, I missed the trailer for Get Out when it was first released and thought that's not usually a big deal when a movie looks this interesting, I just have to rectify the oversight.
Written and directed by Jordan Peele, one-half of the comedic duo Key and Peele, Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya ("The Fades," Sicario) as Chris, a guy in an interracial couple who is meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time. Though weird at first, the meeting seems to be going well until it becomes clear that her parents are members of some weird Stepford Wives-like brainwashing of all of the African Americans t [Continued ...] »
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