We don’t know, but we’re hoping you’ll help us figure it out.
Having just shot the upcoming film Arrival, cinematographer Bradford Young will next work with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller on bringing Han’s early adventures to the big screen in 2018. In an interview with Uproxx, he revealed that somewhere out there is a film that holds the key to the upcoming film. The emphasis is ours:
That they referenced the right films in the American film lexicon that really touched me in a real tender place. And they mentioned some films that I don’t think they knew I had such a really emotional attachment to – and there’s one in particular and I’m not going to give it up because it would just tell everything. But there’s one in particular that they mentioned in the referential landscape and that one really convinced me that these cats wanted to do something different. Because if you mention that film, it shows that you’re brave and that you want to really try to do something different. And so, as soon as they said that, I had to double check, like, “Are you sure? That? You know what they did?” And they’re like, “Yeah, that’s the film we want to make.” And I was like, Wow, these cats are brave.
So—what do you think? What movie is out there in the American film lexicon that explains exactly what Lord and Miller are doing with the Han Solo film?