‘A Quiet Place’ Writers Met With Lucasfilm About ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’
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Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writing duo behind the 2018 horror hit A Quiet Place and its upcoming sequel have met with the studio in regards to a Star Wars and Indiana Jones project.
The writing duo sat down with MovieWeb and discussed some details regarding that meeting.
We went into Lucasfilm in the wake of A Quiet Place and they wanted to talk to us about Indiana Jones and Star Wars. And we’re like, ‘We wanna talk to you about, what is Star Wars before it was Star Wars?’ You guys have a responsibility to start a new franchise. That’s where our hearts have always been, just trying to create original ideas.
When asked where the discussion with Lucasfilm went, Scott Beck had this to say.
Without giving away too much… it was simply ruminating on if we did an Indiana Jones movie, what would we want to see in Indiana Jones? Or if we did a Star Wars movie, what’s that chapter of the whole universe that we would want to see? So it very much was an open canvas talk. It started going down the line a little bit but, again, as Bryan said, it’s just not our DNA. We would rather create what the next Indiana Jones could be.
So what projects were Lucasfilm discussing with Beck and Woods? Indiana Jones 5 is already in the works with Harrison Ford, and director Steven Spielberg returning, Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story) is writing the script for already. So unless it was for rewrites Beck and Woods Indy 5 wasn’t discussed. So a future reboot could be a possibility, and that’s what the duo want to do.
Now, in regards Star Wars, the possibilities are endless here, as the studio has multiple projects in the works including, the Rian Johnson trilogy, to the Benioff and Weiss project, not to mention the Disney+ projects including The Mandalorian, The Cassian Andor series, and the recently announced Obi-Wan series. It could’ve been a new project all-together.