'Star Wars Episode VII' Is Being Made Memento-Style (This Does Not Bode Well)
Alan Horn, the Chairman of Disney Studios, is making me really nervous you guys. In this interview he gave at Loyola Marymount University last week, he talks about the process of making Star Wars, which seems to go something along the lines of:
Step 1: Make Film.
Step 2: Cast Film.
Step 3: Write Film.
Is anyone else starting to think Alan Horn’s never made a film before?
In fact, filming has already begun on Star Wars VII, and to be fair, Horn DOES say that the script is in the place he wants it to be. And he stresses the importance of casting, which is also nearly complete, though I guess it’s not SO important that they can’t start shooting the thing before it’s entirely set in place.
And honestly, I can’t say why this evokes such a reaction in me. This is one of those instances where my expectations for a movie and my excitement for it are perfectly inverse. Is anyone expecting this to be good? With JJ Abram’s hit-or-miss history in outer space and the second trilogy of which we won’t speak? Still, my hopes are stupidly high. I just can’t help myself. I have some sort of problem. I keep coming back, even though I know I’m gonna get burned.