Magazine article Screen International

Untitled Han Solo Feature Loses Directors

Magazine article Screen International

Untitled Han Solo Feature Loses Directors

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UPDATED: Lucasfilm parts way with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller; Ron Howard reportedly in frame to take over.

Lucasfilm has fired Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the untitled Han Solo film due to creative differences.

According to reports, the co-directors of The LEGO Movie among others preferred an improvisational approach and a comedic sensibility on the Star Wars spin-off that was out of step with screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy.

It is understood Lucasfilm and Disney remain committed to releasing the stand-alone film over the Memorial Day holiday in May 2018.

The official Star Wars website said the project would move forward with a directorial change. According to reports Ron Howard appears to be a contender for the job.

“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways,” Kennedy said. …

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