Some Anonymous Nerds Are Trying to Raise $200 Million to Remake 'The Last Jedi'
Even Seth Rogen is baffled by their campaign
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:
We will be consulting with Star Wars fans directly throughout the writing of the remake of The Last Jedi as the plan is to make a version of TLJ that is as close to universally accepted as possible! (You'll never please everyone, but at least it wouldn't be blasphemy)— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 20, 2018
In fact we want the writing team to be a diverse group of people that both loved and hated TLJ, so we will have an inbox for story treatment submissions and actually hire people onto the writing team from what we receive! So this is your chance to write a Star Wars film!— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 20, 2018
The people in power think the fans who disliked TLJ are an irrelevant minority of basement dwellers who are just keyboard cowboys that will never actually effect real change. If you don't want them to win then spread #RemakeTheLastJedi and let your voice be heard!— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 20, 2018
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.
Yo I'm very confused as to what your goal is here. You literally want to spend 200 million dollars remaking the last Jedi? And someone is giving you that money? I don't get it.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 21, 2018
It's a pretty solid brand so that's how the investors know they'd have a good shot at making money. To get the legal rights we would need a meeting with @Disney which would require getting their attention, we got yours didn't we? What did you think of TLJ? @HamillHimself— Remake The Last Jedi (@RMTheLastJedi) June 21, 2018