But how can anyone fully commit to something that is guaranteed to make no money, to inspire the ire of Disney, and to piggyback on the original idea of another?
Of course, collaboration is important, but Lucas already had the Star Wars screenplay completed before he began collaborating with the film crew. Even when he was asking his friends for advice on the story, it was his story. To do this right, we would need one dedicated individual with a good screenplay that everyone could agree was acceptable before even beginning the next step in the process. And unless the script blew everyone away with its divine brilliance, there would be no agreement on the script level. At least, not unless we rounded up everyone who was interested in contributing to the project and setting a time limit on every aspect of the production.
This is what needs to happen in my eyes before such a movie could work:
1. Find a director. Someone with the time, experience, and resources to manage an entire production.
2. Have this director set up a private blog like Team Negative1 to coordinate the production.
3. Accept script submissions, to be terminated at a definite date and voted upon by members of the forum.
4. Begin a kickstarter campaign on the blog for donations, with reasonable estimates for every aspect of production.
5. Assemble a team from the blog members, including the actors, artists, technicians, etc.
6. Set a timeline for completion, and hold all members accountable to it.
From there I could see a movie getting made.