Kevin Smith, Woody Allen & Moore Audition to Direct New 'Star Wars'
Unless you've been under a rock for the past week, you should know by now that Disney bought Lucasfilm, and the House of Mouse is already working on Star Wars: Episode VII, slated for release sometime in 2015. We've already heard the start of a new trilogy might be an original story as opposed to being based on existing novels or comics, and we've made a list of our ten choices to direct the film since George Lucas is retiring. Now some directors are throwing their own names into the ring with audition tapes to prove they're good for Star Wars. Kevin Smith, Woody Allen and Michael Moore all want in this time. Watch below!
Here are the director audition tapes for Star Wars: Episode VII as imagined by Conan:
Honestly, though his style doesn't lend itself to Star Wars at all, Kevin Smith is one of the most passionate and outspoken Star Wars fans out there. I wouldn't want him to direct (and I don't think he would either), but it's not an unreasonable though. Woody Allen's relationship to Star Wars, other than maybe being a fan, is that his 1977 film Annie Hall beat out Lucas' original sci-fi film for Best Picture. If anything, these amusing videos just remind me of the hilarious "lost auditions" that "Saturday Night Live" made featuring Kevin Spacey doing some killer impressions of Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Christopher Walken.