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  • edited January 2013
    coolsome wrote: »
    I thought he said he didn't want to.

    They made him an offer he couldn't refuse, apparently.
  • edited January 2013
    Until it comes official from star wars and what not then I'll beleive it.
  • edited January 2013
    inm8#2 wrote: »
    They made him an offer he couldn't refuse, apparently.

    But that leads to the darkside.
  • edited January 2013
    coolsome wrote: »
    But that leads to the darkside.
    But the darkside is so much better than the light.
  • edited January 2013
    Disney owns Monkey Island, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the rights to use the novel on stranger Tides... NOW they are getting the guy who made the best Star Trek film IMHO to make a Star Wars film.... where are the lines!??! I have lost sight of the lines.. its all blurred.
  • edited January 2013
    What a generic, obvious choice. Prepare for more ugly CGI aliens.
  • edited January 2013
    Wait, does this mean we'll finally get the Hurley cut of Empire? Cuz... you know... ewoks suck.
  • edited January 2013
    Icedhope wrote: »
    Until it comes official from star wars and what not then I'll beleive it.

    Agreed. Until it's confirmed by either Disney/Lucasfilm or by Abrams himself, I don't believe it.
    What a generic, obvious choice. Prepare for more ugly CGI aliens.

    ...No offense, but you apparently don't know much about J.J. Abrams. Watch some of the making of stuff for Star Trek. The aliens in that movie were NOT CGI. And in fact, they tried to make things as practical as possible.
  • edited January 2013
    Well, Abrams wouldn't have been my first choice.

    Or my second.

    Or my tenth.
  • edited January 2013
    Watch some of the making of stuff for Star Trek. The aliens in that movie were NOT CGI. And in fact, they tried to make things as practical as possible.
    There were aliens? Aside from the green-skinned chick Kirk made out with and the little sidekick Scotty had, all I saw were humans with pointy ears.
  • edited January 2013
    ...No offense, but you apparently don't know much about J.J. Abrams. Watch some of the making of stuff for Star Trek. The aliens in that movie were NOT CGI. And in fact, they tried to make things as practical as possible.

    I always forget that movie exists. And that's fair, and probably a better idea of what he'll do than the one I thought of: Super 8. But let's be fair. If JJ Abrahams made Star Wars: Return of the Jedi today, the Sarlacc and the Rancor would have both been CGI'd up the wazoo and ugly, shitty designs. Let's not forget the giant thing in Star Trek on the ice planet that looked a whole hell of a lot like the Super 8 alien and Cloverfield monster....but red....and with a weird mouth.
  • edited January 2013
    I suppose there was the cloverfield-ish snow monster on the ice planet. Wouldn't be surprised to see something like that arbitrarily pop up.

    Edit: awww ninja.

    I don't think a CGI Rancor would look much worse than the stop-motion Rancor did. JJ does tend to use hideous CGI beasts but at least he has the sense to only show them sparingly.
  • edited January 2013
    ...any chance of changing this thread's title to Disney Buys Lucasfilms (and other stories)?
  • edited January 2013
    There were aliens? Aside from the green-skinned chick Kirk made out with and the little sidekick Scotty had, all I saw were humans with pointy ears.

    Alien_Enterprise_science_officer_2258.jpg

    For one. Most of them were cameos, essentially, but there were aliens.
  • edited January 2013
    Alien_Enterprise_science_officer_2258.jpg

    For one. Most of them were cameos, essentially, but there were aliens.

    To be fair...it's not like Lucas himself wasn't overindulging CGI creations. And CGI has made significant progress.
  • edited January 2013
    I'm not saying it hasn't. But I can't see a CGI version of that particular alien officer looking quite as good as the prosthetics do there.
  • edited January 2013
    Ribs wrote: »
    ...any chance of changing this thread's title to Disney Buys Lucasfilms (and other stories)?
    No.
  • edited January 2013
    To be fair...it's not like Lucas himself wasn't overindulging CGI creations. And CGI has made significant progress.
    This. Especially the idea that Lucas was already CGI'ing the crap out of Star Wars and everyone hated him for it. I'd think Abrams is aware of this.
  • edited January 2013
    No.

    Hooray! I'm still disappointed that the Coulson thread got renamed without it, so this has made up for it.
  • edited January 2013
    They've officially confirmed that Spotty McGee and the Fun-time Preposition Police will be directing this, now.
  • edited January 2013
    Ribs wrote: »
    They've officially confirmed that J.J. Abrams will be directing this, now.

    Fixed. And now that it's official, I'll admit to some excited trepidation. J.J. reinvigorated the dying Trek franchise. Can lightning strike twice? I hope so.
  • edited January 2013
    As long as it's not a script by Damon Lindelof I can see this becoming a great movie.
  • edited February 2013
    I'm sorry if this has been asked, but I have been meaning to ask all of you guys this since Disney bought Lucasfilms. Since Disney now owns Star wars. How will this effect the other Lucasafilm properties like Indiana Jones as well as Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle?

    I remember Lucas was talking about giving Lucasfilm to Disney for quite some time now. but I never thought I'd see the day it became a reality. So could someone enlighten me here please?
  • edited February 2013
    Leplaya wrote: »
    I'm sorry if this has been asked, but I have been meaning to ask all of you guys this since Disney bought Lucasfilms. Since Disney now owns Star wars. How will this effect the other Lucasafilm properties like Indiana Jones as well as Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle?

    I remember Lucas was talking about giving Lucasfilm to Disney for quite some time now. but I never thought I'd see the day it became a reality. So could someone enlighten me here please?

    Disney owns the entire Lucas empire, LucasArts included. We don't know how it will affect those properties as a whole yet.
  • edited February 2013
    Pirates of the Caribbean 5: The Secret of Monkey Island

    I actually wouldn't mind that if they put a decent writer on it
  • edited February 2013
    Let's get something straight.

    You think

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    is a good idea?

    I mean, Pirates of the Caribbean, known for its fantastic story in a historical setting, and Monkey Island, known for having vending machines in the age of pirates.
  • edited February 2013
    Oh hush. He wasn't serious and you know it.

    At least, I hope he wasn't serious. :eek:
  • edited February 2013
    I seriously hope he wasn't as well.
  • edited February 2013
    Wouldn't be the worst thing in the history of ever.
  • edited February 2013
    As Gary put it - they're two very different things. They just both happen to also be about pirates.
  • edited February 2013
    I was being serious in the sense that, if they had a really good writer do it in a way that was part adaptation and part crossover, I could see it working. Monkey Island characters and plotlines could function and be entertaining in that universe, even without vending machines and whatnot.

    I'm sure if they actually did it, it would come out bad though. They'd probably do something more like what they did with the content of On Stranger Tides, which is to say, basically nothing.
  • edited February 2013
    They tried adapting something using the Pirates universe, and On Stranger Tides was just....awful.
  • edited February 2013
    I wouldn't say awful, just... abysmal.
  • edited February 2013
    Unless if they got a writer(who happened to play the Monkey Island series) who knows how to put a good balance between MI and Pirates. I'm not interested in a crossover. Besides. Monkey Island had a chance for a movie,and we all know how that turned out. It never happened, and it never will since Disney beat Lucasarts to the punch with the pirate series. Heck. Even if they still went ahead with a film, there would be compare and contract with the pirate fans over similarities.


    On the subject though...I see a lot of artists are enjoying the idea of Disney owning star wars since I just came across Stitch dressed as Yoda.
  • edited February 2013
    Leplaya wrote: »
    On the subject though...I see a lot of artists are enjoying the idea of Disney owning star wars since I just came across Stitch dressed as Yoda.
    That has been something Disney themselves have been doing for years. Stitch as Yoda was definitely around years before the acquisition, as part of the cross-licensing that Star Wars and Disney already did due to their relationship through the Star Tours ride.
  • edited February 2013
    I remember seeing a picture of Mickey and Yoda with light sabers once.
  • edited February 2013
    I believe Stitch Yoda started being the thing in 2010, before that Stitch was generally interpreted as the Emperor.
  • edited February 2013
    Surely Pete should be the Emperor to Micky's Luke.
  • edited February 2013
    They tried adapting something using the Pirates universe, and On Stranger Tides was just....awful.

    I thought On Stranger Tides was decent the one time I saw it. Personally felt it was better without Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.
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