Rian Johnson Compares Shooting Knives Out to Star Wars: The Last Jedi


Say what you will about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Lucasfilm was pretty pleased with what Rian Johnson brought to the table, and has given him the reins to his own Star Wars trilogy. Before Johnson gets back to Star Wars though, he's focusing on the release of his smaller movie Knives Out, and he talks a bit about shooting this film compared to something as grandiose as Star Wars.

Talking to The Observer, Johnson said, "Well, you have to shoot a lot faster… It's less about the scale of it and more the type of movie it is. Obviously, there's a different approach in the Star Wars universe and some of that is just logistics and the type of film it is."

Johnson also goes on about the difference in dialogue and how Star Wars has to use its words very sparingly:

"For me, one of the fun things about [Knives Out] was how dialogue-based it was,… It was really fun to get a group of great actors together and give them a ton of words. In a Star Wars movie, you're usually trying to be as efficient with dialogue as possible, which is a good thing. Of course, I worked with some of the best actors on the planet in Star Wars. You're just chasing a very different rabbit. With Knives Out, you could write more words and just sit back with a huge smile on my face as they shoot them."

It may be a while before we get to see Johnson's new Star Wars in theaters, but I have to say, I'm excited to see where Knives Out goes. The movie promises a star-studded cast, and after playing Captain America, it's fun to just watch Chris Evans be irreverent again and tell a room full of people to "eat shit," repeatedly.

Knives Out hits theaters Nov. 27.

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