‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Hires ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Art Director

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14 Feb 2018 06:17 - +8950
*Skyfall, Game of Thrones, Prometheus, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Children of Men, and of course, Blade Runner 2049* He also did Dracula Untold and Jason Bourne (2016) all of which are certainly very good looking films anyway.
14 Feb 2018 07:45 - +4839
Interestingly, the original "Blade Runner" (1982) borrowed crew from "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980).
14 Feb 2018 06:15 - +3095
Oh shit, is Star Wars gonna be sci-fi now? EDIT: I love you fucking nerds PHANTOM EDIT: Since no one asked, I think the argument stems from cinematic sci-fi versus sci-fi literature. The movies are obviously aesthetically science fiction, with lasers and space ships and dumb names containing numbers. But from a storytelling perspective, you expect science fiction to confront the theme of futuristic technology and how it impacts our lives. Star Wars does this nominally (a space ship that can destroy a planet, my dad is a robot!) but it isn't the main thrust at all. While it looks like science fiction, Star Wars is just the hero's journey in a space suit. It feels classical. Personally, I would call it sci-fi, because whenever I hear Space Opera I think of Pavarotti on Jupiter, but a strong argument can be made either way.
14 Feb 2018 05:36 - +2255
Well this can only be good news.
14 Feb 2018 05:22 - +1166
Yes please.
14 Feb 2018 06:21 - +773
Guess this means r/movies has to like the movie now. EDIT: worldbuilding
14 Feb 2018 05:42 - +757
2049, Episode 9, (If this trends continues...) Fast 9
14 Feb 2018 06:40 - +324
Cool I guess. However one thing all three new Star Wars movies already did really well is look fantastic.
14 Feb 2018 06:29 - +290
Reddit: *starts jerking off*
14 Feb 2018 07:22 - +271
To be fair. The Art style certainly wasn't what was wrong with TLJ. In fact the visuals are absolutely fantastic and brought us some of the best moments in Star Wars history. The kamikaze scene and the "lightsaber" duel are right there in my Top 10 Star Wars scenes, especially in terms of their art direction.
14 Feb 2018 07:55 - +236
I think it’s important to note that an Art Director is not a Production Designer. The Art Director does have creative input, but their role is primarily to facilitate the artistic vision of the Production Designer. The Art Director oversees a team of draftsmen, prop makers, carpenters, etc. to bring to life the aesthetic, not necessarily create the aesthetic. This hire is still very exciting, because clearly he’s shepherded some fantastic projects in the past, but his role may not be what a lot of people assume.
14 Feb 2018 07:22 - +79
Good. I hope he brings back the dirty, gritty look the OT had. Excluding Rogue One, the new movies feel kinda glossy. Edit: Apparently I've been spelling "Rogue" wrong my entire life
14 Feb 2018 08:37 - +50
They should go ahead and hire their writer too.
14 Feb 2018 07:19 - +43
Don't expect the look of a main line Star Wars movie to go too far in any direction.
14 Feb 2018 08:26 - +29
14 Feb 2018 06:36 - +25
Loved the look of TFA, can't wait to see how beautiful this next one is.
14 Feb 2018 08:47 - +21
It's a genuine travesty that blade runner 2049 didn't do that well in the box office. What a beautiful film all around.
14 Feb 2018 06:21 - +21
Urban planets??
14 Feb 2018 09:14 - +18
Omg please let this mean we're going back to Coruscant!
14 Feb 2018 07:50 - +14
Blade Runner 2049 was a visual feast. Beautifully photographed movie.
14 Feb 2018 05:29 - +9
Oh my...
14 Feb 2018 09:16 - +5
Oh they so need to work Nar Shaddaa into episode 9 now

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