As soon as the world found out that there would be a new trilogy of Star Wars films that would not be written, directed, or produced by George Lucas, the internet has been tossing and turning 24 hours a day wrestling with one question: “Who the hell is going to make these movies!?” The first piece of the puzzle was revealed yesterday, when LucasFilm announced that screenwriter Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) will pen Episode VII. (He’s rumored to be writing the whole trilogy, by the way.)
Having a good script is important, of course, but most fans are much more concerned with who will direct the film(s). Everyone in their mother has their opinion on the issue, and there are already a handful of “favorite” names, including Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and more. One name that is on almost nobody’s list, however, is quirky auteur Wes Anderson. Nobody’s list, except for Conan O’Brien, of course, who put together this sample of what an Anderson-directed Star Wars sequel might look like.
It’s probably not the movie you’re looking for, but I’d watch it.
(via Team Coco)
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