Stunt Coordinator Simon Crane, will join screenwriter Tony Gilroy in helping work on the Rogue One re-shoots, which are expected to start very soon and end before Celebration Europe (July 15-17). Read on for the details…
Yesterday in a very thorough article Entertainment Weekly set the record straight about the upcoming Rogue One re-shoots and their importance for the movie. They also revealed that screenwriter Tony Gilroy, was brought aboard to write some additional material to enhance the story.
Now TheHollywoodReporter has the name of yet another collaborator who will join the crew. Simon Crane is a veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director who is no stranger to big movie projects. Since 1985 Crane worked on movies like Aliens, Willow, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, Total Recall, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Cliffhanger, Goldeneye, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, The Mummy, World War Z, Edge of Tomorrow and many, many more.
Veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane has been tapped to assist with the lengthy reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The involvement of Crane, who has crafted the action sequences of movies such as World War Z, and the Tom Cruise sci-fi action movie Edge of Tomorrow, also indicates that Rogue One’s action is being worked on as well.
In addition, THR has confirmed that Tony Gilroy, a screenwriter whose credits range from asteroid blockbuster Armageddon to three Jason Bourne movies and the Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton, is working on the new pages for the script. Gilroy, like Crane, has a relationship with producer Frank Marshall, husband of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
Sources say Gilroy, who also directed a trio of movies including Bourne Legacy, also will be involved in helming the reshoots, which will take place at Pinewood Studios outside London. The length of the reshoots has not been revealed; some sources have pegged the shoot as lasting up to six weeks.
You can definitely tell from the latest reports that Lucasfilm and Disney are doing their best to deliver something special. I believe the reports that the movie is good, but they want to make it even better.
Good luck to the all the cast and crew involved with the re-shoots. We can’t wait to see what Gareth Edwards and company have in store for us at Star Wars Celebration Europe.