‘Star Wars’ Director Rian Johnson Flashback: ‘I Don’t Think we Could Ever Write for …

'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson Flashback: 'I Dont Think we Could Ever Write for A Living'


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The newly hired author and executive of a “Star Wars” film sat down for a extensive talk in 2011 (before his new success).

Disney and Lucasfilm have assured Rian Johnson to do what he once swore he could not: write for hire. Johnson wrote all 3 of his prior cinema on his possess time, substantiating characters and worlds that would after attract both critics and audiences.

In a 2011 talk with MakingOf, Johnson insists that is a usually approach he can work.

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“I don’t consider we could ever write for a living, write for hire,” Johnson said. “I take so prolonged to write; it’s bad, it’s no good.” This talk took place before his 3 classical episodes of “Breaking Bad” and a success of “Looper,” that vaulted Johnson into another stratosphere. The movie, done for $30 million, grossed $176.5 million worldwide.

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Fortunately for Johnson, J.J. Abrams is still sharpened “Episode VII,” due out subsequent December. Johnson has 3 years before he needs to spin in a finished chronicle of “Episode VIII” (the movie, not a script).

The 40-year-old Johnson offers some discernment into his routine and truth during a interview, in that he calls directing “the best chair in a house.” He prefers to write during night – on “a vampire schedule” – and he’s been creation cinema given he was a kid.

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The best partial of it all is examination a author and executive with so most talent pronounce with so small self regard. ”I write irregularly and badly with no rhyme or reason whatsoever,” Johnson said.

Everyone else seems to disagree.

Watch a full talk below.

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