Interesting news comes in via Movieweb as it’s revealed that Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writers of the smash hit A Quiet Place, had met with Lucasfilm with a view to writing projects for Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
Discussing their upcoming film Haunt with Movieweb, the subject of their LFL discussions came up.
“We went into Lucasfilm in the wake of A Quiet Place and they wanted to talk to us about Indiana Jones and Star Wars. And we’re like, ‘We wanna talk to you about, what is Star Wars before it was Star Wars?’ You guys have a responsibility to start a new franchise. That’s where our hearts have always been, just trying to create original ideas.”
Fascinating that they were apparently asked to investigate a time in Star Wars history prior to what we know in the GFFA. They went on to explain more.
“Without giving away too much… it was simply ruminating on if we did an Indiana Jones movie, what would we want to see in Indiana Jones? Or if we did a Star Wars movie, what’s that chapter of the whole universe that we would want to see? So it very much was an open canvas talk. It started going down the line a little bit but, again, as Bryan said, it’s just not our DNA. We would rather create what the next Indiana Jones could be.”
So perhaps they’re not destined to be a part of LFL’s future, but the interest certainly seemed to be there as original thinkers like Beck and Woods are few and far between.
- Paramount (07/10/2018)
- Blu-ray, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Running time: 90 minutes
- John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward