Adam Driver Calls Star Wars: Episode VIII's Script Remarkable


Adam Driver may not want you to see a trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VIII," but he does promise that the script for the film is "remarkable." Driver, who plays Kylo Ren, told The Daily Beast that writer and director Rian Johnson's script for the upcoming film really impressed him.

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"He's a brilliant filmmaker," he said. "And he wrote the script also, and he understands the importance of ambiguity and nuance. He wrote something that I think is remarkable."

Driver previously said that he thought the script was "great," but had a different tone than some of the other "Star Wars" films.

“It’s similar to how ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ has a different tone," he said. "For that people always go, ‘Ooooh, it’s dark,’ but I don’t know that it necessarily is. It’s just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary, but also very clear. [Johnson] trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity. He’s not dumbing anything down for someone and that’s really fun to play.”

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Driver told The Daily Beast that he treasurers the opportunity to be a part of such an iconic franchise.

"It is a trip!" he said. "I’m not very good at analyzing it, I guess, or even making time to attach meaning to it. So much of it is luck, and timing. I work hard but I can work hard in a vacuum. I’ve been lucky to get these opportunities. It’s very surreal to me. In working on the jobs -- and actually doing the thing -- I block that stuff from my mind as much as possible, because it’s not good to get nostalgic or overthink it. That might be a good strength of mine: not thinking a lot."

"Star Wars: Episode VIII" also stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and more. The "Star Wars" franchise will continue with an untitled young Han Solo movie on May 25, 2018 and "Star Wars: Episode IX," which will be released at some point in 2019.

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