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Episode VIII won't be out until 2017, so when asked about it, writer director Rian Johnson made the

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Episode VIII won't be out until 2017, so when asked about it, writer director Rian Johnson made the following joke: "With these films, I am trying to harken back to the original Star Wars… Christmas special. We do have Jefferson Starship." Funny. But painful. [Filmspotting via Sci Fi Now] Read more...

Star Wars: Episode VIII Director Reveals Two Classic Movies That Will Inspire His Film

If you aren't already excited for Rian Johnson's Star Wars movie, you're in good need of an attitude adjustment. Back in 2005, the young director exploded on the scene with his fantastic debut Brick, and has since brought us stylish and creative thrillers like The Brothers Bloom and Looper - not to mention some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad. Show More Summary

Star Wars: Episode VIII Drector Reveals Two Classic Movies That Will Inspire His Film

If you aren't already excited for Rian Johnson's Star Wars movie, you're in good need of an attitude adjustment. Back in 2005, the young director exploded on the scene with his fantastic debut Brick, and has since brought us stylish and creative thrillers like The Brothers Bloom and Looper - not to mention some of the best episodes of Breaking Bad. Show More Summary

‘Star Wars: Episode 8? Director Rian Johnson Teases His Franchise Plans

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' director Rian Johnson has spoken out a bit on his goals for the franchise and working at Lucasfilm.

Rian Johnson Jokes About 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Inspiration

If you look carefully at J.J. Abrams in his video released last week, in which he teased a new and improved X-Wing, there is a slight tremor in his voice. He reveals very little information, keenly aware of the Sith Lord studio exec’s open hand pointed directly at Abrams’s neck. Show More Summary

Director Rian Johnson Talks 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Inspiration

Director Rian Johnson does his best not to reveal any details while still getting you excited for the second new 'Star Wars' sequel. [...]

Rian Johnson on Star Wars Episode VIII: “I’m Really Excited About All the Things I Can’t Tell You”

Imagine being Rian Johnson. While we all sit out here and gossip about what’s happening in Star Wars Episode VII, he’s sitting at Lucasfilm with the full knowledge of that film, working on how the story will unfold after this first new chapter. Show More Summary

Trailer for OUT OF PRINT, a documentary about the New Beverly and the importance of preserving 35mm!

Trailer for OUT OF PRINT, a documentary about the New Beverly theater and 35mm featuring appearances by Kevin Smith, Joe Carnahan, Joe Dante, Rian Johnson, Seth Green, Richard Kelly, Patton Oswalt, and Edgar Wright. Read the full article...Show More Summary

This Short Film is a Worthy Successor to ‘Brick’

Why Watch? Almost a decade ago, Rian Johnson turned eyebrows with Brick by passionately sticking to noir conventions while subverting them just enough to breathe fresh life into a musty genre. To be fair to that genre, it’s one thatShow More Summary

What Happens When Indie Directors Take on Big Franchises in Hollywood?

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Suddenly, all the giant Hollywood franchises are being driven by alternative filmmakers. The latest news is that Rian Johnson, director of indies Looper and Brick, will direct Star Wars VIII. Can a quirky visionary really change a pop culture behemoth? Here's what happened to other indies in the franchise machine. Read more...

Artwork And Details Released For ‘Looper’ Vinyl OST

The full artwork for the upcoming Looper vinyl OST has been unveiled by director Rian Johnson via his Twitter feed and it looks rather stunning! Put together by Jay Shaw, the double gatefold limited 7? comes wrapped in “blasted” burlap, which reveals the gold bar artwork underneath (those of you who have seen the movie […]

23 Things We Learned From Rian Johnson’s ‘The Brothers Bloom’ Commentary

If you’re not convinced more Star Wars movies is a good idea, then the news that Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars Episode VIII should win you over. Johnson knows structure, action, comedy and character, making him the ideal filmmaker to make Star Wars fresh and exciting again. Show More Summary

Rian Johnson Directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, Ant-Man, Hulk, and Justice League Rumors, Sonic the Hedgehog

GeekScholars Movie News is absolutely filled with interesting discussion this week, as the hosts tackle topics in a variety of impending film projects. First, the crew weighs in on Rian Johnson (Looper) being tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, and overseeing writing on Star Wars: Episode IX.  Hit the jump to hear what exciting rumors are discussed in the show […]

Can Indie Directors Avoid Disappearing into the Studio System?

When news broke that Rian Johnson would helm Star Wars: Episode VIII and write a treatment for Episode IX – adding to the numerous Star Wars properties scheduled for screens shortly behind J.J. Abarms’s mystery box – it was almost universally regarded as a solid, promising move to those cautiously optimistic about rebooting of a galaxy far away. Show More Summary

Rian Johnson to Finish off New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

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  According to Deadline, Looper director Rian Johnson has been tapped to both write and direct not just Star Wars: Episode VIII, but Episode IX as well.  As the entire civilized universe is aware, JJ Abrams is currently working on Episode VII, but it has been known–or at least credibly rumored–for some time that he […]

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1. "'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson May Bring Balance to the Force": The Daily Beast's Rich Goldstein expresses optimism over the choice of "Looper" director Johnson to direct two upcoming "Star Wars" installments. Related: At Movie Mezzanine, Adam W. Show More Summary

Hiring Rian Johnson Is the Best Thing That’s Happened to the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise in Decades

The commonly accepted news cycle tradition of treating Friday as “take out the trash day” (per The West Wing, the day when embarrassing stories are dumped, so as to minimize media coverage) apparently hasn’t made its way to the entertainment business, because last Friday afternoon saw … Read More

Star Wars: Producer Ram Bergman Tapped To Produce Next Two Movies, Rian Johnson Set To Direct

When Disney announced that there would be six new Star Wars movies coming out over the next six years, who would have thought they would move so quickly to execute their game plan. Well now speculation has been put to rest over who will produce and direct Episodes 8 and 9. Israeli Producer Roam Bergman,

What Rian Johnson Directing ‘Star Wars’ Says About Disney’s Strategy

As was reported by us a couple days back, Rian Johnson (director of such films as Brick and Looper) has been selected by Disney to take over directorial duties from Abrams on Star Wars Episode VIII, as well as the role of writer. But what does the selection of Johnson say about the future of

‘Looper’ Director to Helm ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

Just like they said they would, Disney/Lucasfilm keeps cranking out news about the future Star Wars movies! Now, according to Variety, Looper director Rian Johnson “is in talks to write and direct the next film in the popular series.” What do YOU think of this potential choice of director?

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