Disney and Lucasfilm have reportedly hired veteran stunt coordinator Simon Crane to help with extensive reshoots for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
In addition, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Tony Gilroy (the “Bourne” franchise, “Michael Clayton”) is writing new script pages, which a previous report indicates will focus on more “intimate” moments. He’s also expected to serve as a second unit director. Part of the goal of the reshoots reportedly is to lighten the tone of the film, which has been compared to a war movie.
The involvement of Crane, whose credits include “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Terminator 3” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” suggests new action sequence will also be added to the prequel.
The reshoots, expected to take up to six weeks, aren’t expected to affect the film’s Dec. 16 release date.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Jonathan Aris.
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