David Fincher Could Have Directed the Weirdest, Most Depressing Star Wars Ever
"THE ULTIMATE FOLLY OF MAN"
“I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man… I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.”—Director David Fincher, who says in a Total Film interview that he “talked with” Lucasfilm Kathleen’s Kennedy about directing Star Wars: Episode VII before J.J. Abrams lens flare’d in and got the job, explains how he sees the GFFA. That’s… huh. He’s not wrong? I can see Star Wars being about “the ultimate folly of man.”If we’re talking about the prequels, of course. How else you can explain Jar-Jar Binks, pinball Yoda, and The Phantom Menace being about trade negotiations?
Obviously, Fincher didn’t get the job here, but I want him to go all The Social Network and direct a “This is how the prequels got made” movie. Co-starring a heavily made-up Brad Pitt as George Lucas, Jesse Eisenberg as Hayden Christensen, and the severed head of the Chewbacca suit in a box.
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