Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Reboot Star Wars?

io9's Charlie Jane Anders writes that Star Wars should and will get a Hollywood "reboot" sometime in the future. Rather than argue against this idea, Anders suggests a number of ways in which a Star Wars remake could be a good thing. As a massive Star Wars nerd from way back, I think remaking the original would be a colossally bad idea. But I'd probably go see it anyway. I will add one suggestion to Anders' list: get someone else to direct besides George Lucas. He did a great job with the first movie, and wisely let someone else handle the reins on Empire and Jedi. But he couldn't resist directing the prequel trilogy (which I like, by and large) and I think the new movies suffered from his lack of directing chops. Lucas can get the story credit, let someone else write the dialogue, and bring in a skilled director to run the show. I think that movie would have a chance to equal the original, or at least approach it.

1 comment:

Andrew Bucholtz said...

I'm a big Star Wars fan as well, and I wouldn't hate the idea of a remake. You know what I'd rather see, though? A new trilogy, based around the events in Timothy Zahn's Thrawn series and set five years after Return of the Jedi. There's a great storyline there and a good mix of new and familiar characters for the fans and the general public alike.