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Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta Onboard for Star Wars Stand-Alone Film
Bespin refugee - May 28, 2014



Update: Garry Whitta posted the photo above on Twitter, with the caption, "This will be a day long remembered. With @starwars director Gareth Edwards and our new boss!"

In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016.

Gareth Edwards blazed into the filmmaking forefront with his acclaimed work on Monsters, a film he wrote, directed and served on as cinematographer and visual effects artist. The skill and vision readily apparent in Monsters earned him the high-profile spot directing this year's smash hit Godzilla.

"Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life - join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited & honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm,” said Edwards.

Gary Whitta’s screenwriting credits include 2010’s The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. He is also well known as a journalist and editor in the video game industry, as well as part of the BAFTA award-winning team on Telltale Games’ adaptation of The Walking Dead.

Whitta states, "From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me, so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself."



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Bespin refugee
2015-01-11
10:26 pm

[url= (link) Gary Whitta Leaves The Star Wars Standalone Film[/url] 
featofstrength
2014-07-15
1:46 pm

JOSH TRANK FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COMICS [url=" (link) "I've never been a fan of comics, I've never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn't necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn't do it be... read more 
Bespin refugee
2014-06-12
11:22 pm

[url= (link) Kasdan To Write Boba Fett Stand-Alone Film?[/url] 
Bespin refugee
2014-06-11
12:25 am

[url= (link) Wars[/i] Stand-Alone Movie To Film In 2015[/url] 
featofstrength
2014-06-04
4:34 pm

Um...I guess they arent waiting for the "Fantastic Flop"... Josh Trank to Direct Stand-Alone Star Wars Film [url] (link) this guy only has 5 tv episodes and 2 features under his belt. [url=" (link) Everybody's looking for the next big thing...sorry, but I dont see i... read more 
featofstrength
2014-05-24
1:40 pm

[quote name='Wheeljack35' timestamp='1400934046' post='16811515'] That Godzilla movie was good Please, explain. 
Wheeljack35
2014-05-24
12:20 pm

That Godzilla movie was good 
featofstrength
2014-05-23
4:04 am

[quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1400801837' post='16811478'] [url= (link) And Director Found For [I]Star Wars[/I] Stand-Alone Film[/url] ugh...Godzilla made some money, but @##@@ sucks. Wait...the prequels sucked but made money...this guy should be fine then... read more 
Bespin refugee
2014-05-22
11:37 pm

[url= (link) And Director Found For [I]Star Wars[/I] Stand-Alone Film[/url] 
Bespin refugee
2014-05-07
8:38 pm

[url= (link) [i]Star Wars [/i]Spin-Off Movies Confirmed By Disney Over The Next Decade[/url] 
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