It is 1994 and you are handed the keys to the caslte and in charge of the entire production and story ideas for the PT films. How do you handle it? What do you do?
The first step I take is bring in those who loved and had something emotionally invested into the story back. Kurtz, Kasdan and Marcia lucas and perhaps one othe well rspected writter for kasdan to work with and YES I have george lucas direct episode 1.
2nd I decide to use old cameras for the filming. Why? Because I want the films to feel as much like the original three as possible when beign viewed by the fans. Later after it is all done I can ciovnert them and upgrade the quality after they are released.
Anakin started out in episode 1 around 17 yrs old. Qui gon is in this film byut not as bens master but as a fellow jedi and friend and it is obi wan who is reckless not qui gone. Obi wan and anakin strike up a friendship and fight side by side in some battle in episode 1 and obi one sense and strong force in him and only at the end does obi wan decide to take anakin as a student even thoug he is clearly way too old but they are more friends/old war buddies by this point. the first film would be like that of platoon and saving private ryan etc…etc in the idea that it shows anakin and obi wan in a war and fighting side by side and creating a bond together.
this is my way of handling the pt films. what is yours?