Earlier this year it was revealed that Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was getting major reshoots in order to ‘fix’ the movie. While many downplayed these reshoots (after all every major production has them), a new report from THR is claiming new screenwriter Dan Gilroy is set to make millions of dollars from them.
The site’s sources are telling them that Gilroy was brought in just to do some dialogue tweaks for $200k a week, but this has since grown to a net total of $5 million after he also stepped in to oversee the edit. According to THR’s sources, the reshoots “tackled several issues in the film, including the ending”.
A trailer released after the reshoots showed just how much influence Gilroy had on the film in the credits.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 15th in the UK and December 16th in the States, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Jimmy Smits (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), James Earl Jones (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope), Valene Kane (The Fall), Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager), Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode IV – Return of the Jedi) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock).