Fans of the "Star Wars" universe have been waiting on pins and needles for any updates pertaining to the new installments of our beloved franchise. Today, it looks like we may have a "Star Wars" update, but not the one we were expecting.
It's been reported that director Zack Snyder is developing a stand-alone "Star Wars" epic inspired by Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai". That story follows a village of farmers that hire seven masterless samurai (ronin) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops. The film is known as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made and just happens to be one of George Lucas' favorites.
Before you get too excited, you should be aware that this news came from Vulture who was unable to site any direct sources as this time. There is no set date for when we can expect this stand-alone Snyder "Star Wars" movie, but it is presumed to begin production after "Star Wars: Episode VII" begins filming. There is still no director tied to that film at this time.
With his highly anticipated "Man of Steel", and now this recent "Star Wars" news, I think it's safe to say that Snyder could be in the news quite a bit these next few months.
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"Man of Steel" hits AMC Theatres on June 14th 2013 and "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be released in 2015.
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