Depending on what you read, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is either in trouble and being heavily reworked, or things are simply proceeding according to schedule, pay no attention to the regularly scheduled reshoots occurring behind the curtain. Disney and Lucasfilm have been tight-lipped about the process, but amid various reports, one bit of news has seeped out: According to EW, Tony Gilroy came aboard the project this spring to “offer notes on the first cut and write some additional material to enhance the story.” Gilroy, who wrote the Bourne films, and wrote and directed Bourne Legacy and Michael Clayton, will also assist Rogue One director Gareth Edwards as a second unit director when the movie gets to shooting new material. According to most reports, the reshoots are targeting Rogue One’s tone, which was initially described as that of “a war movie.” Now that Gilroy’s involved, maybe it’s time for a new direction: a Michael Clayton–style legal drama with Felicity Jones as George Clooney and Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Tilda Swinton’s corporate villain. Think of the action figures that would sell!
Reshoots: A Star Wars Story Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd