Watch: Animated Open Letter to J.J. Abrams About New 'Star Wars'
Right now there are talks about director J.J. Abrams potentially shooting Star Wars: Episode VII on IMAX film stock a growing trend with some of the right directors working today. If there's one thing we're not worried about when it comes to the sci-fi sequel, it's how it will look. Abrams has proven time and time again that he knows how to shoot an incredible film. But plenty of fans are still concerned about the story, and while many feel like they have to aggressively petition to get Abrams to do what they want in rants online, a creative agency employee and former production assistant from Mission: Impossible III has created an animated open letter with "four simple rules" for Abrams to follow to make Episode VII work.
Here's the animated open letter to J.J. Abrams about Star Wars: Episode VII via io9:
Prescott Harvey, who works at Sincerely, Truman, put this together and he says, "Like so many people, I've spent most of my recent years wondering why the original Star Wars trilogy was so awesome, and the new movies were so terrible. What are the factors that make Star Wars, Star Wars? I took an empirical approach, determining what elements were in the original movies that differed from the prequels.
He also says, "My first major epiphany was that, in the originals, the characters are always outside somewhere very remote. The environment and the wildlife are as much a threat as the empire. All three movies had this bushwacky, exploratory feel. Contrast that with the prequels, where the characters are often in cities, or in the galactic senate. In order for Star Wars to feel like a true adventure, the setting has to be the frontier, and this became my first rule. After that I started brainstorming with friends, and reading online opinions. Gradually a script took shape." It's not a bad set of rules, but it's probably a little late, so maybe we should let Abrams do his job and see what happens.