Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been making headlines this past week in regards to rumored reshoots and early screenings but now more details are coming to light. Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie set the record straight from his perspective, explaining that he is not supervising the new shoots. Now, rumors have surfaced that Tony Gilroy is in London working on the screenplay, along with the reshoots.
It appears that Gilroy is actually supervising, if not running, the reshoots himself. Tony Gilroy and Scott Z. Burns did uncredited rewrite work on the movie last summer.
The Hollywood Reporter has also added that veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane has been selected to help with Gilroy with the reshoots for Rogue One.
Rogue One director Gareth Edwards has been very open about the fact that this movie will be a different direction for Star Wars.
“What’s great about everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney is they’re encouraging [about being a bit more free, more brave]. So I think this film is going to be quite different… and you should expect the unexpected.”
It had been previously reported by Page Six that Disney and LucasFilm were worried about Gareth Edwards’ film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and that a large portion of the film would have to undergo reshoots. Deadline is reporting that the film is indeed going into re-shoots this Summer as previously discussed online, but debunked the rumor that the film test screened for audiences.
Deadline goes onto explain that Disney has not test screened any of their LucasFilm movies.
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