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NotNickFury 02-06-2018 02:43 PM

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
Well, after Last Jedi, I might actually be enthused in an upcoming Star Wars film.

http://www.starwars.com/news/game-of...tar-wars-films

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.

It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Grootster 02-06-2018 02:46 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
Why are they hiring people to make Star Wars movies that have almost no writing/directing credits? Not only that, the only thing these guys are known for is a show that is widely regarded as very inappropriate and vulgar.

OtherwiseKnownAs 02-06-2018 02:52 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
http://oi64.tinypic.com/2q99wyf.jpg

harlequinade 02-06-2018 02:56 PM

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https://i.imgur.com/VILxr3q.gif

David H. 02-06-2018 03:02 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
Oh, boy, there’s a question I didn’t need answered.

DarthSkywalker 02-06-2018 03:03 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by Grootster (Post 36305651)
Why are they hiring people to make Star Wars movies that have almost no writing/directing credits? Not only that, the only thing these guys are known for is a show that is widely regarded as very inappropriate and vulgar.

What? They have plenty of writing credits just on Game of Thrones. The most popular show in history. :funny:

Man in the Suit 02-06-2018 03:04 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by Grootster (Post 36305651)
Why are they hiring people to make Star Wars movies that have almost no writing/directing credits? Not only that, the only thing these guys are known for is a show that is widely regarded as very inappropriate and vulgar.

David Benioff has 3 novels and 6 screenplays. Benioff and DB Weiss are the showrunners of GOT where they co-wrote 51 episodes directed a few of them. They also co-wrote an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They aren't nobodies...

Roose Bolton 02-06-2018 03:05 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
...I'll tick to the Rian Johnson trilogy.

DarthSkywalker 02-06-2018 03:06 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
If you asked me what this was, I'd go with Boba Fett/Underworld. But we shall see.

DarthSkywalker 02-06-2018 03:07 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by Man in the Suit (Post 36305753)
David Benioff has 3 novels and 6 screenplays. Benioff and DB Weiss are the showrunners of GOT where they co-wrote 51 episodes directed a few of them. They also co-wrote an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They aren't nobodies...

They have not directed an episode, but will direct the final episode.

Gothamsknight 02-06-2018 03:07 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
It figures the FIRST comment is someone complaining, like always.

Man in the Suit 02-06-2018 03:09 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by DarthSkywalker (Post 36305775)
They have not directed an episode, but will direct the final episode.

They directed "Walk of Punishment" and "Two Swords" but have solo credits.

David H. 02-06-2018 03:13 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by DarthSkywalker (Post 36305769)
If you asked me what this was, I'd go with Boba Fett/Underworld. But we shall see.

I’d much rather have Taika Waititi handle Fett.

Silver Surfer 02-06-2018 03:14 PM

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RIP Rian Johnson trilogy.

Mask&Cape 02-06-2018 03:16 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by Grootster (Post 36305651)
Why are they hiring people to make Star Wars movies that have almost no writing/directing credits? Not only that, the only thing these guys are known for is a show that is widely regarded as very inappropriate and vulgar.

As Darth Skywalker and Man in the Suit have pointed out, you are way off in regards to Benioff's and Weiss' work history. Maybe check IMDB before going of on a rant.

As Game of Thrones, it is indeed "vulgar" but what exactly do you mean by "inappropriate"?

"Inappropriate" in what way and "inappropriate" for who?

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Originally Posted by Silver Surfer (Post 36305823)
RIP Rian Johnson trilogy.


Why?

David H. 02-06-2018 03:19 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
So this is a variation on that “Deadwood in space” thing Lucas was talking about a few years back, right?

Grootster 02-06-2018 03:19 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by DarthSkywalker (Post 36305747)
What? They have plenty of writing credits just on Game of Thrones. The most popular show in history. :funny:

Who cares? It's widely regarded as vulgar and inappropriate. Star Wars is a freaking children's brand.

If they were responsible for a wide variety of TV/movies and Game of Thrones was one of them it would be a different matter, but GOT is the only known thing on their resume. These are NOT people that should be working on Star Wars.

DarthSkywalker 02-06-2018 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Man in the Suit (Post 36305793)
They directed "Walk of Punishment" and "Two Swords" but have solo credits.

That is why I missed it. Thank you.

Roose Bolton 02-06-2018 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Silver Surfer (Post 36305823)
RIP Rian Johnson trilogy.

They say in the press release that it's independent of the Rian Johnson trilogy.

DarthSkywalker 02-06-2018 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Silver Surfer (Post 36305823)
RIP Rian Johnson trilogy.

I seriously doubt that. What one needs to probably get ready for is Star Wars every May and December. Which I am game for.

Anthology, May

Alternating Trilogy, December

Yellow Cyclone 02-06-2018 03:22 PM

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every single decision they made that deviated from the books once the show caught up to GRRM were bad. there is a definitive drop in quality in the show post season 4

these guys are the perfect new school yes men for kennedy. because of their GoT "nerd cred"

can't say i'm at all excited

Roose Bolton 02-06-2018 03:23 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by Grootster (Post 36305843)
Who cares? It's widely regarded as vulgar and inappropriate. Star Wars is a freaking children's brand.

If they were responsible for a wide variety of TV/movies and Game of Thrones was one of them it would be a different matter, but GOT is the only known thing on their resume. These are NOT people that should be working on Star Wars.

GOT is the only thing they've directed, but they've written a lot. Plus, Game of Thrones is a high end fantasy series ....with a budget and scale comparable to Star Wars. That gives them more experience than a lot of people out there right now.

Mask&Cape 02-06-2018 03:23 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
The Lucasfilm announcement is calling it "a new series of Star Wars films".

Does this mean it is going to be more than a trilogy or could Lucasfilm just be using "series" as an alternative for trilogy this time?

DarthSkywalker 02-06-2018 03:23 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by Grootster (Post 36305843)
Who cares? It's widely regarded as vulgar and inappropriate. Star Wars is a freaking children's brand.

If they were responsible for a wide variety of TV/movies and Game of Thrones was one of them it would be a different matter, but GOT is the only known thing on their resume. These are NOT people that should be working on Star Wars.

And one of the best shows in history, the most cinematic in television history and while I don't care about awards all that much, it has the pieces of metal to prove it.

Grootster 02-06-2018 03:27 PM

Re: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films
 
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Originally Posted by Mask&Cape (Post 36305829)
As Darth Skywalker and Man in the Suit have pointed out, you are way off in regards to Benioff's and Weiss' work history. Maybe check IMDB before going of on a rant.

As Game of Thrones, it is indeed "vulgar" but what exactly do you mean by "inappropriate"?

"Inappropriate" in what way and "inappropriate" for who?

Isn't this the show with nudity, sex, themes of incest, strong language, and extreme gory violence (according to IMDB even against children)? If there's an audience for this kind of thing fine (I suppose there's an audience for everything these days), but why in the heck would Lucasfilm hire these people to make a Star Wars movie?

Outside of Game of Thrones they only have a couple other credits on IMBD (I did check before I ranted). As far as I can tell, none of those other things are really popular/mainstream, meaning they were most likely hired because of their GOT work.


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