Zack Snyder HAS Flown Out To Meet With LucasFilm Execs About STAR WARS Spin-Off
With Zack Snyder's spokesperson denying claims that he is developing a Star Wars spin-off for LucasFilm, Vulture (the site that first broke the news) has refuted these claims by providing more details on the Man of Steel director's possible trip to a "Galaxy Far, Far Away".
Earlier today, the news broke (via Vulture) that director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Man of Steel) is developing, "an as-yet-untitled Jedi epic loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai, with the ronin and katana being replaced by the Force-wielding knights and their iconic lightsabers". His spokesperson soon denied this report by claiming that "Zack is not involved in any way with the new Star Wars" despite being a huge fan of the franchise. Well, the site weren't happy with their exclusive being debunked and were quick to provide the following details and explanation in regards to their scoop about the possible Star Wars spin-off.
Vulture takes the accuracy of its reports very seriously. And while a piece published in The Hollywood Reporter this evening quotes Snyder's rep as saying that the director "is not involved in any way with the new Star Wars," Vulture stands by its story. This reporter heard through a source very familiar with the situation that Snyder recently flew up to Marin County to meet with Lucasfilm execs about the project. When subsequently reached by Vulture, Snyder's spokesperson would only repeat that he "is" not currently involved. One should note the possible political ramifications here of our original story break: Snyder's last Warner Bros. film, Sucker Punch, lost millions for the studio, and execs there could have become distressed at the idea of him getting involved with another studio's franchise when they have so much at stake with their upcoming Man of Steel and want him available for an immediate sequel.
As if that's not enough for you to once again get excited over, Variety's Jeff Sneider claims to have learned the following (backing up the above report) at a screening he attended earlier today.
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