David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write and Produce New Series of Star Wars Films

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  1. NotNickFury

    NotNickFury Well-Known Member

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    Well, after Last Jedi, I might actually be enthused in an upcoming Star Wars film.

    http://www.starwars.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-david-benioff-and-d-b-weiss-to-write-and-produce-a-new-series-of-star-wars-films

     
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  2. Grootster

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    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.
     
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    Oh, boy, there’s a question I didn’t need answered.
     
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  6. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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

    Man in the Suit Greeting

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    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...
     
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    Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    ...I'll tick to the Rian Johnson trilogy.
     
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  9. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    If you asked me what this was, I'd go with Boba Fett/Underworld. But we shall see.
     
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  10. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    They have not directed an episode, but will direct the final episode.
     
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    It figures the FIRST comment is someone complaining, like always.
     
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  12. Man in the Suit

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    They directed "Walk of Punishment" and "Two Swords" but have solo credits.
     
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    I’d much rather have Taika Waititi handle Fett.
     
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  14. Silver Surfer

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    RIP Rian Johnson trilogy.
     
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    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?


    Why?
     
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  16. David H.

    David H. Well-Known Member

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    So this is a variation on that “Deadwood in space” thing Lucas was talking about a few years back, right?
     
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  17. Grootster

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    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.
     
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  18. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    That is why I missed it. Thank you.
     
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    They say in the press release that it's independent of the Rian Johnson trilogy.
     
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  20. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    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
     
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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
     
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  22. Roose Bolton

    Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    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.
     
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  23. Mask&Cape

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    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?
     
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  24. DarthSkywalker

    DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    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.
     
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  25. Grootster

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    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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