Movie News- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Remake

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Star Wars, Crowdfunding, serious business, and the intent is genuine to remake The Last Jedi…

A few days ago it came to light that some folks were trying to remake the latest Episode of Star Wars. That’s right, a little over a year since the last Episode and it’s something fans want to pile cash into for a serious remake. They’ve named their little movement “Remake the Last Jedi” on Twitter and have stated they have raised over 100 million dollars for the project so far and have their producers “Willing to fund the rest” but the front page of their website says the “Producers have not funded the film yet” sending a mixed message on what is inteded.

Remakes are more and more common. However, this is something even Rian Johnson is game for. Because of the nature of Hollywood we’ve seen Universal Pictures Remake “The Mummy” a few times and same with most of their monster movie properties. Disney, the holder of Lucasfilm’s LLC, have been remaking classically animated films into Live-Action adaptations so it wouldn’t be too far from their current modus opurondi. However, this film just came out within less than quarter of a decade and these folks aren’t even Disney looking to make it!

They’ve even had the before mentioned Rian Johnson and Seth Rogan Tweeting questions to them in addition to the author Chuck Wendig with concerns about the nature of the project and funding.
I’m very confused as to what your goal is here”, “You literally want to spend 200 million dollars remaking the last Jedi? And someone is giving you that money? I don’t get it. How did you get investors without a script or stars or director or legal ability to make this movie? Those have been important elements in the past.” -Seth Rogan
You now have over six million dollars pledged, but on June 15 you ran a poll which got 15 people. Are those 15 people giving you around $400k each? Can you introduce me to these people? I could use some cash, I’m a little light.” -Chuck Wendig

While this is all unverified in its legitimacy and neither Lucasfilm or Disney have confirmed the nature of this project (as their lawyers probably have good cause to keep things hush hush unless the giant mouse is out for blood). They’ve got an official website and claim to be producing a work that is “truer” to the idea behind Star Wars and making it “it’s own film true to the nature intended by Disney”. This is a massive undertaking and the problem with that Carrie Fisher is no longer with us thus her role would need a very good stand-in but in the shade cast by the loss of Fisher we must remember that Mark Hamill himself had said “This was not my Luke Skywalker” and “Luke would never do that (all the things he did in the film”.

The following is the official page if you want to check it out for yourself

This is a campaign to provide Disney an opportunity to course correct with the Star Wars franchise.  The fans are completely divided and the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned.  The goal is to not make one half of the fandom happy over the other, it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys.” -Remake the Last Jedi Mission Statement
The hero archetype’s of the original films is what made these so great, it made characters that everyone could relate to regardless of their background and beliefs.  No longer having this core element along with poor storytelling, has made the franchise divisive and in disarray.” -Extended Mission Statement

Various Youtube Personalities have taken to the site to give their opinion on it but as it stands, as of 6/23/2018, the jury is still out on the case of this  remake. You can check out our last Star Wars bit of news here.

-R. Rankin

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