Friday, August 1, 2014

Dave Filoni Interested in Directing A Stand-Alone Film


By: Lillian Skye

Although Dave Filoni has been busy working on animated Star Wars television series, the Star Wars Rebels executive producer has not ruled out the possibility of directing a live-action flick.

Slashfilm spoke with Filoni to discuss whether or not he would be interested in directing a spin-off film in the future  "If I were to get an opportunity like that A, I wouldn’t turn it down. B, I would see it as a great honor to do it," says Filoni. "And I would apply all my Jedi knowledge to doing it as best I can."

"I've got definitely more than a few ideas." He adds that he has several Star Wars stories that he would like to see finished and brought to life. For the time being, Filoni is satisfied to watch and see what J.J. Abrams, Godzilla's Gareth Edwards and Looper's Rian Johnson produce. "It’s kind of nice to have other really big head creatives working on Star Wars now."

Dave Filoni has had years of experience working with George Lucas and the creative team at Lucasfilm, and expressed that he can empathize with the directors and writers of the spin-off film scripts because he understands the pressure to produce material that will live up to the Star Wars legacy. "I’ll see them come up on continuity problems and I’m just like “Ha, ha, ha, yeah, I’ve been there. It’s great, isn’t it?” But the main thing I tell them is what a wonderful experience it’s truly gonna be."

Since Filoni is a Star Wars fan himself, he understands how attached the Star Wars community can be to certain characters, stories, and concepts. "Yes, they’re particular, yes, they know their stuff, but they love it and they’ve always embraced what we’ve done, but they challenge us and they should. They should challenge us to do new things and exciting things and, you know, that’s when our job is done its best."

Sources: SlashFilm

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