In the wake of the report earlier this morning that Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is undergoing some major reshoots, further details about this additional photography have come to light.
Heat Vision and Deadline have both incorporated more detail into the original NY Post report. Both confirm that yes, the four weeks of reshoots are definitely happening but there was no ‘test screening’ as the original report suggested. The film WAS screened for the studio though. Their source says:
“The move is happening after execs screened the movie and felt it was tonally off with what a ‘classic’ Star Wars movie should feel like. The goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure.
This takes place just before A New Hope and leads up to the ten minutes before that classic films begins. You have to match the tone… while [director Gareth] Edwards’ first cut was a solid showing, it didn’t measure up to the bar set in terms of four-quadrant appeal. Anything less than extraordinary won’t do.”
These days, most major films schedule reshoots into the post-production schedule for tweaks and changes, but the original report was right in that there is a larger issue here which is going to take additional work to fix.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens December 16th.