Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy over Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII

In aanvulling op het bericht van gister dat componist John Williams terug zal keren voor de muziek van Star Wars: Episode VII, sprak Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy over de aankomende film tijdens de Star Wars Celebration Europe. Tijdens een panel zei Kennedy dat ze momenteel haar tijd verdeelt tussen Lucasfilm en Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams), waar ze verhaalgesprekken heeft met Abrams en het schrijversteam. Ze vertelde:

“The story and characters are all we’re talking about right now. “We have an amazing team at ILM, who can create fantastic effects, but if we don’t have a great story and characters, the effects mean nothing. I do think making huge popular culture – and I’ve had the good fortune to be a part of a lot it – is really hard to do and get right. And if you don’t spend the time you need on developing characters, and finding stories, complicated stories, the audience gets tired because they think they’re seeing the same thing again and again.”star-wars-kathleen-kennedy

Ze voegde toe dat Episode VII echte locaties zal combineren met special effects:

“It’s a conversation we’re having all the time in the development of Episode VII. Looking at all the Star Wars movies and getting a feel for what even some of the early films did, combining real locations and special effects – that’s something we’re looking very seriously at. So we’re going to find some very cool locations that we’re going to use in support of ‘Episode VII.’ And I think we’re probably going to end up using every single tool in the toolbox to create the look of these movies.”

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