Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Director Gareth Edwards Talks Making the Film
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gareth Edwards recently talked about how he was obsessed with watching the Star Wars movie, and the obsession continued to grow. He also revealed his reaction when he was offered the opportunity to direct the standalone Star Wars Film.
In his interview with Sydney Morning Herald, Edwards described his filming making style as opportunistic. He thought probably they are emailing 10,000 filmmakers and he is the number 9999.
Gareth’s Initial Reaction To Making Rogue One
Gareth Edwards told SMH that his reaction to the idea of making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was not completely positive in the beginning. He said, “I’m thinking, they can’t make this film.” He further added, “It’s sacrilegious. Hallowed ground, really.” He did not believe first if they would make it. But when he realized that they are going to do it, he figured he may do it himself.
How Did Gareth Edwards Prepare?
According to SMH, Gareth Edwards revealed to them that when he was young, he used to watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope almost every day. And it continued for at least a couple of years. So much so, that he would recite whole chunks of George Lucas’ screenplay.
His obsession grew with him but while making the film, he had to keep his inner fanboy aside. He had to get on with his job. He said to survive one has to sort of forget slightly how magical it is. Otherwise, it could paralyze oneself and one may not be able to do anything at all.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases in US on Dec. 16. This sci-fi movie deals with an epic plan of the Rebellions to steal the Death Star Plans from the Empire.
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