By Matt O'Bryant
With principle photography rumored to be close to completion on director Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story another acclaimed director is being tied to the project. Although not as a director on the film, but as a writer. That said director is none other than the Hollywood "script doctor himself" Christopher McQuarrie who was brought in at some point last year to do some finishing touches on the Rogue One script.
This is according to Birth.Movies.Death who says that McQuarrie was brought on to quote "save" the Rogue One script, a heist film about a group of rebels working to steal plans for the Death Star.
Their new confirmed details seem to verify a rumor from Latino-Review last year that McQuarrie had been quietly brought on to the project for a few weeks last year. This is after two other screen writers Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz had each done their part.
While all this sounds kind of bad, it really isn't anything out of the ordinary for a big Hollywood production to bring on multiple writers throughout the process of making of a film, just to polish up some things here and there. This happens all the time.
The most interesting part of this story, is the fact that Disney and Lucasfilm has the ability to bring on such a "big-time" talent like McQuarrie. This gets me even more excited for the film, because every project that McQuarrie has directed, wrote, or been involved in some type of way has been just great filmaking. Check out the guy's filmography and prepare to be impressed.
Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Jiang Wen.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th, 2016.