It’s no secret that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is more than a little bit divisive. While I found it to be the most refreshing entry in the franchise in recent memory, there are countless others who felt personally slighted by what Rian Johnson did with the story and characters. While most of the action around this has consisted on complaining on forums and comment sections (like ours below), it looks like some fans are ready to take action.
Some passionate fans have put up the site RemakeTheLastJedi.com, where they are hoping to “course correct” the franchise, in hopes of uniting fans who have felt abandoned.
Here’s what their Twitter account said in an extensive statement.
“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! We will be consulting with Star Wars fans directly throughout the writing of the remake of The Last Jedi as the plan is to make a version of TLJ that is as close to universally accepted as possible! (You’ll never please everyone, but at least it wouldn’t be blasphemy)
In fact we want the writing team to be a diverse group of people that both loved and hated TLJ, so we will have an inbox for story treatment submissions and actually hire people onto the writing team from what we receive! So this is your chance to write a Star Wars film! Iron sharpens iron and the best writing comes from a group of people who have differing opinions but can constructively work together for the best story possible. Not just one writer sitting in a room thinking whatever pops into their head is the best idea ever.
The people in power think the fans who disliked TLJ are an irrelevant minority of basement dwellers who are just keyboard cowboys that will never actually effect real change. If you don’t want them to win then spread #RemakeTheLastJedi and let your voice be heard!”
Okay, so you may have questions. Do they actually have the $200 million or so required to make this movie actually happen? On their site, they say that “the producers behind this have pledged to cover the budget.” Just who are these saints who have $200 million to piss away?
When pressed on this subject by Seth Rogen on Twitter (yes, that Seth Rogen) as to whether or not they actually have investors, it appeared that they didn’t actually have any.
It’s a pretty solid brand so that’s how the investors know they’d have a good shot at making money. To get the legal rights we would need a meeting with @Disney which would require getting their attention, we got yours didn’t we? What did you think of TLJ? @HamillHimself
— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 21, 2018
Oh yeah, and they also don’t have the rights to Star Wars, so there’s that. They went on to say they have hopes that Disney will allow them to make this happen once they see how good of an idea it is. Okay, then. Good luck?
Finally, if you go to their website, it looks like they already have over $21 million pledged? I’m skeptical.
If nothing else, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson seems to be on board.
please please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/mNpSjgovax
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018
Your move, Disney.
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SOURCE: RM The Last Jedi