The plot thickens! The Hollywood Reporter just released an article spilling some great information regarding the falling out between Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Lawrence Kasdan, Kathleen Kennedy, and even the Cast & Crew from the Untitled Han Solo film. Read on for some of the highlights from the article.
Matters had already reached a boiling point in mid-June when Phil Lord and Chris Miller, co-directors of the still-untitled young Han Solo movie, were in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon but didn’t start shooting until 1 p.m. That day the two used only three different setups — that is, three variations on camera placement — as opposed to the 12 to 15 that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had expected, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Not only was the going slow, but the few angles that had been shot did not provide a wealth of options to use in editing the movie….
….Meanwhile, Lord and Miller, the exceptionally successful team behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, were chafing, too, according to a source close to them. There were “deep fundamental philosophical differences” in filmmaking styles, this person says, and the directors felt they were being given “zero creative freedom.” They also felt they were being asked to operate under “extreme scheduling constraints” and “were never given enough days for each scene from the very beginning.”….
….Some insiders say that while the talent of Lord and Miller is undeniable, nothing in their background prepared them for a movie of this size and scope. These sources say they relied too heavily on the improvisational style that served them so well in live-action comedy and animation but does not work on a set with hundreds of crewmembers waiting for direction….
Read the full article on more details from the many “inside sources” The Hollywood Reporter cites. There’s some interesting information regarding screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan’s displeasure with the filmmakers’ progress. One surprising revelation you will find entails star Alden Ehrenreich. Apparently, Lucasfilm and the directors were not getting the performance they wanted, so an acting coach was hired to lend a hand.
Much to ponder on, this is. Speak of it in great detail on our podcast, we will. Please tune into the Inside the Force podcast this weekend as Dave and I go over all of these new revelations with a fine-tooth comb. I’m sure there will be some more developments as the days progress.
Poor Harrison Ford. I wonder what he thinks about all this? Honestly, he could probably care less. Classic Ford!
How much of this do you all believe? It all sounds legit, but who knows? Let us know what you think in the comments below.