Some Anonymous Nerds Are Trying to Raise $200 Million to Remake 'The Last Jedi'

Even Seth Rogen is baffled by their campaign
Some Anonymous Nerds Are Trying to Raise $200 Million to Remake 'The Last Jedi'
Every fandom has its subset of irritants, but Star Wars diehards are quickly proving to be the most punishing dorks. The swarm of space opera enthusiasts previously bullied Star Wars star Kelly Marie Tran off of social media, and now some anonymous lightsaber lovers are convinced they can raise $200 million USD to remake The Last Jedi.

A Twitter campaign has emerged this week, and it perfectly fits our modern era's criteria of being something so incredibly stupid that it's probably real. The account links back to an official website, where users can use an extremely sketchy looking crowdfunding platform to help the (anonymous) "filmmakers" reach their absurd goal.

Here's the shitty manifesto as listed on their website:

This is a campaign to provide Disney an opportunity to course correct with the Star Wars franchise. The fans are completely divided and the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned. The goal is to not make one half of the fandom happy over the other, it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys.   

The hero archetype's of the original films is what made these so great, it made characters that everyone could relate to regardless of their background and beliefs.  No longer having this core element along with poor storytelling, has made the franchise divisive and in disarray. 


On Twitter, they've shared some detailed quibbles with The Last Jedi and its continuity errors from The Force Awakens. They've also shared tweets like these, all of which are easy to read in an extremely nasal nerd voice:
The terrible campaign has somehow suckered people into $9 million worth of donations, but in a separate tweet they said that their team of producers have offered to cover the budget for the whole remake. If the whole thing is making your brain hurt, you're not alone — even Seth Rogen is confused.