Here’s some awesomely surprising news for you! A rumor just hit the internet that director Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) is developing a Star Wars samurai movie for Lucasfilm! Even though we’re all anticipating Star Wars: Episode VII, we cannot ignore that Lucasfilm and Disney are also developing other Star Wars properties.
The movie that Snyder is working on is set in the same Star Wars universe that we all know and love. Vulture reports that the untitled Jedi epic will loosely be based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic film, Seven Samurai, with the ronin and katana being replaced by the Force-wielding Jedi knights and their badass lightsabers described in the film as… “an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.”
The movie will most likely be a stand-alone film, and not part of the future episodes that will continue the story of the original saga. A source says that the film is set sometime after the events in Episode VI, and that Snyder would start production on it after Disney starts on its planned 2015 release of Star Wars: Episode VII.
It actually makes sense that this kind of Seven Samurai Star Wars film would eventually be made. George Lucas himself is a huge fan of it, and said back in 2005 that “it’s a brilliant, brilliant film, and every time I see it I can’t believe the magic mixture of a great story and great acting and humour and action and suspense — wonderful cinema. The art of moving pictures is on every frame of this movie.” These kinds of films are what helped inspire him to make Star Wars in the first place.
Seven Samurai tells the story of a small town in seventeenth-century Japan “that’s routinely pillaged by bandits. Fed up with the annual shakedown, its farmers retain the services of seven masterless samurai to defend their harvest.”
We certainly hope that this film makes it into production and onto our screens! What do you guys think? Post comments below.
Source: www.geektyrant.com and www.vulture.com