- "Rian Johnson is a friend of mine — he's going to make some weird thing. If you've seen Rian's work, you know it's not going be like anything that's ever been in "Star Wars.""
- ―Lawrence Kasdan on Johnson
Rian Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American film and television writer and director. On June 20, 2014, news outlets began reporting that Johnson had been tapped as the writer and director of Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. These reports were confirmed by a spokesperson for Johnson on June 23, 2014. Some of the story ideas and elements for Claudia Gray's novel Bloodline came from Johnson himself.
He filmed a cameo appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Keegan, Rebecca (June 23, 2014). Rian Johnson boarding 'Star Wars' franchise as writer and director. The LA Times. Retrieved on June 23, 2014.
- ↑ Ford, Rebecca (June 20, 2014). Rian Johnson boarding 'Star Wars' franchise as writer and director. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on June 20, 2014.
- Rian Johnson on Wikipedia
- #500 Live: Rian Johnson / Top 5 Films of FS Era. filmspotting.net (August 1, 2014). Archived from the original on August 8, 2014.
- Rian Johnson (Looper) Talks with Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorem) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast (Part 1). thetalkhouse.com (September 18, 2014). Retrieved on September 26, 2014.