Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Guide of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta has been making an attempt to reboot 1984’s The Final Starfighter for fairly a while, regardless of studies that the rights-holder Jonathan R. Betuel was so useless set in opposition to a remake that he wouldn’t promote the rights to Seth Rogen and even to Steven Speilberg. Nonetheless, Betuel appears to have since modified his thoughts. Rumors of a Betuel-approved digital actuality present primarily based on the film circulated again in 2015, and now Whitta has revealed he and Betuel are collaborating on a Final Starfighter undertaking:
Whitta posted that idea artwork on Wednesday, and io9 has since reached out to him for extra info. Whitta, who advised io9 that Final Starfighter is “proper up there with Star Wars” when it comes to “films that stirred my creativeness as a child,” defined how he managed to get Betuel concerned (“pestering him”) and whether or not the film is a reboot or a sequel (each).
I occurred to trace Jon down, and after I used to be accomplished pestering him with all my fanboy questions in regards to the unique movie we began to speak about what a brand new model would possibly appear to be. Since then we’ve spent so many hours engaged on it I’ve lengthy since misplaced rely, however proper now now we have a completely developed story that may be a mixture of reboot and sequel that we each suppose honors the legacy of the unique movie whereas passing the torch to a brand new technology.
Whitta tagged Seth Rogen within the replies to his idea artwork tweet, so io9 requested if Rogen is concerned. Whitta answered, “We’ve chatted on Twitter about it. Personally I believe he’d make a improbable Centauri.”
Centauri is the character who recruited ace Starfighter gamers and was initially performed by Robert Preston. If this implies we’re additionally going to get Seth Rogen singing “The Shady Dame from Seville” in drag in a Victor Victoria reboot, I’m all for it.
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