Scott Beck and Bryan Woods wrote one of the best horror films in years with ‘A Quiet Place‘ and now we’ve learned that Lucasfilm met with them about writing a “Star Wars” project. While the pair did speak with the studio, it looks like they turned down the offer. It almost seems unbelievable that anyone wouldn’t want to work on the franchise which George Lucas built, however their reasoning makes sense – from a certain point of view.
According to the writing duo, they just want to create something new and not continue someone else’s work. A fair decision, especially with how polarizing to fans and the box office that the two most recent installments have been.
According to Woods:
“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.”
Beck would go on to clarify that:
“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.”
As a massive fan of what these two did with ‘A Quiet Place,’ I would have been very curious to see what they could create in a galaxy far far away but am also thrilled that they’re interested in creating bold new worlds. Which isn’t to say that they aren’t open to adapting other’s works from another medium such as Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman.’
Would you have loved to see what Scott Beck and Bryan Woods would have created in the “Star Wars” universe? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Movie Web