American filmmaker and television director Rian Johnson has responded to a recently formed Twitter group who call themselves “Remake The Last Jedi”. They have started a campaign to remake Johnson’s troublesome 2017 “Star Wars – The Last Jedi”.
At first, you would have to think this is completely bonkers, but the group, who seem genuinely serious about the film have been busy raking up the funds. At first, they were bosting a pot total of $14 million – miles off the “Last Jedi’s” original budget of $200 million but now the website https://www.remakethelastjedi.com/ is bosting a pot total of over $146 million, a highly impressive number.
#RMtheLastJedi who are not looking to cause further divide by making a film that is suitable for just the people who did not like the original, instead that are looking to produce a version that is “as close to universally accepted as possible,”. They also claim to have producers on standby who would be interested in covering the budget of the remake.
Our team of producers is offering to cover the budget for a remake of The Last Jedi in order to save Star Wars. Share this and spread the word to let @RobertIger & @Disney know you want this! This isn't a joke, we're ready to have the convo now! #RemakeTheLastJedi #StarWars
— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 20, 2018
In a follow-up statement, the RMtheLastJedi outlined their goal: “This is a campaign to provide Disney an opportunity to course correct with the Star Wars franchise. The fans are completely divided and the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned. The goal is to not make one half of the fandom happy over the other, it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys.”
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please ?????????????????????????? https://t.co/mNpSjgovax
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
All this twitter noise lead to Johnson posting on Twitter: “please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please”.
I would appear there really is a rebellion in the universe after a busy week on the whole “Star Wars” news front. Disney-owned ABC News denied earlier reports in the week, which claimed that the various “Star Wars” spin off movies were on hold after the poor performance of “Solo” in cinemas over the past few weeks.
Disney as denied by saying that multiple films are still moving forward, although Omega Underground has said that the young Obi-Wan film has legitimately stalled since Stephen Daldry left the project.
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UPDATE!!! 25th June
— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 25, 2018