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After the abrupt departure of the directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were ousted after four and a half months of shooting by Lucasfilm over creative and tonal differences on set for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard was high on everyone’s list of replacements. Word around the Internet is that Howard will be confirmed as director today. (more…)

You might have felt a disturbance in the Force this morning as director Chris Miller dug deep to announce the beginning of production on Han Solo A Star Wars Story with a classic Han Solo pun. The spin-off movie stars Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Woody Harrelson (Garris Shrike?),  Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Amelia Clarke in an unrevealed role. We can only hope that this first bit of pun-ery will continue in the movie itself. Han Solo was often very funny in the Star Wars movies after all. Check out the announcement below. (more…)

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The untitled young Han Solo movie is still a solid year-and-a-half away from being released, but as the calendar winds down to a likely production start date for early in the new year, we will surely start to hear more about it. One thing’s for certain though, and that thing is that directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord are not to be underestimated. These are the guys that made a LEGO Movie that was funny and heartwarming and didn’t once feel like a toy commercial, and they were the guys that took a silly 80s Fox cop drama and made two hilarious comedic installments. So what can they do with Star Wars’ favourite scoundrel? (more…)

Combining animation and live-action has been a technically and fascinating point of interest in the history of filmmaking whether we’re talking about Mary Poppins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? or even Space Jam, but in recent years and the rise of CGI and motion capture, the lines that separate the two have been blurred. And then there’s Son of Zorn, a new TV series from LEGO Movie and 21 Jumps Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, which looks to push the boundaries, but do so with an old school sensibilities. If you like quirky comedy, then you will definitely want to check out this first sneak peak at Son of Zorn. (more…)

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Hopefully as a dedicated reader of Nerd Bastards you did not let yesterday pass without saying to someone “May the 4th be with you.” The annual Star Wars Day commemoration is more relevant now than ever as it comes in the middle of a cycle of yearly Star Wars movies, this year caught between the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Shooting is presently underway on Star Wars Episode VIII, and then a young Han Solo movie is expected afterward, and one of the directors of the latter film is chomping at the bit to get on set. (more…)

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The guys who brought you The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller along with Rick Famuyiwa are set to revive an 80’s classic, Greatest American Hero. That’s right, back when male perms were the in fashion and high school kids that look like 30 year olds can wave a switch blade at their teacher and not get sent directly to jail. The series starred William Katt as School teacher Ralph Hinkly, Robert Culp as FBI agent Bill Maxwell, and Connie Sellecca as Lawyer Pam Davidson. FOX has given commitment for the production of a pilot and possible move to series. (more…)

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Have you ever heard about a new series and, judging by the names attached, just knew it was going to be good? That seems to be the case when discovering that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are developing a new comedy tv series titled In Time. Lord and Miller don’t seem to mind having a lot on their plate, as they are also currently working on the standalone Han Solo film, and developing an animated pilot called Son of Zorn, starring Jason Sudeikis(more…)

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Do you like Han Solo? Of course, you do. He may be one of the most iconic characters in film history thanks to his portrayal by the legendary-in-his-own-right Harrison Ford. But can Solo fly solo without Ford, and in his own film set apart from the main Star Wars storyline? That’s the question that Disney and Lucasfilm hope is answered by an affirmative ‘yes’ in the next couple of years when the untitled Star Wars Anthology film about the adventures of young Han Solo arrives in theaters everywhere. But what will that movie look like? Lucasfilm’s top executive recently offered some insight. (more…)

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With the transfer of the Star Wars rights to Disney, it was inevitable that the Mouse Overlord would try to capitalize on the property as much as possible. This has created joy in a great many Star Wars fans, as we will finally get the chance to see not only the original trilogy continue, but we’ll also be able to take a look into some of the other, lesser known Star Wars lore. One of those spin-off projects happens to be a film centered on one of the franchise’s most beloved characters, Han Solo. And now Solo’s solo flick has a couple of directors attached to it. (more…)