‘Rogue One’ Enlists ‘Edge of Tomorrow‘ Stunt Coordinator For Reshoots
Another day, another update on those Rogue One reshoots, which went from being a typical part of production to an intensely scrutinized process in record time. The most recent report on Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spinoff indicated that the majority of the reshoots are merely to add more dialogue and smaller character moments, but the latest update suggests that at least some of the action sequences might be getting a little work, too.
Per THR, renowned stunt coordinator Simon Crane has been enlisted to assist Edwards with the Rogue One reshoots. Crane created the stunt sequences and served as second unit director on Edge of Tomorrow and World War Z, and recently did some second unit work on Jason Bourne — which is being produced by Frank Marshall, husband of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
Crane’s involvement comes just days after we learned that Tony Gilroy — who wrote a few Bourne films and directed The Bourne Legacy — was brought in to rewrite some dialogue and work as second unit director. In EW’s extensive reporting on Rogue One, sources claim the reshoots are meant to add clarity and smaller character moments. Other reports suggest Disney wants Edwards to lighten the film’s tone a bit so that it’s more in keeping with The Force Awakens, despite the fact that Rogue One was always meant to be a much different film.
Rogue One hits theaters on December 16.
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