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Holy @#$%, Zack Snyder Is Working on a "Star Wars Samurai" Movie (Update: No He's Not)

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Update: The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision reports a Snyder spokesman told them these are horrible lies, like Santa Claus or that Han shot first: "Snyder's spokesperson says: 'While he is super flattered because he is a huge fan, Zack is not involved in any way with the new Star Wars. He is currently in post on his two films, Man of Steel and 300: Battle of Artemisia." That means no Episode VII, VIII or IX, and no offshoot movies, the rep confirms." Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

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Looks like Disney is super-serious about this stand-alone Star Wars movie plan. Vulture says that Zack Snyder, of 300 fame, Watchmen infamy and Man of Steel not-sure-yet-edness, is currently developing a "Star Wars samurai" flick inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, where seven Jedi help defend a planet from... one of the multitude of Star Wars bad guys, I guess.

This is pretty much the 18 bazillionth Star Wars movie announcement/leak/rumor since Disney announced it was buying Lucasfilm, so what gives? Is Disney really planning on trying to put out one Star Wars flick a year (alternating between official "Episodes" and stand-alone flicks), are they simply getting as many ideas and pitches in as possible to weigh their options, or is it just pure chaos over there? There's no telling. I can tell you this, though — if there is going to be a Star Wars version of Seven Samurai, can we please let Genndy Tartakovsky direct it? Pretty please?

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lightninglouie
lightninglouie

I really hope this is a proper remake of the Kurosawa-influenced "Aduba-3" storyline from the old Marvel comic, which was technically the very first Expanded Universe story ever, dating from late 1977, beating Splinter of the Mind's Eye by several months.

http://comicsbeat.com/zack-snyder-to-remake-ancient-comic-storyline-for-new-star-wars-movie/