Adam Driver: Star Wars Episode VIII is 'remarkable'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 December 2016
Adam Driver

Adam Driver

Adam Driver says 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' will be "remarkable" as he says Rian Johnson is a "brilliant filmmaker"

Adam Driver says 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' will be "remarkable".

The 33-year-old actor stars as villain Kylo Ren in the next instalment of the popular sci-fi franchise, and has taken the time to praise filmmaker Rian Johnson - who is both directing and writing the script for the feature - on his "brilliant" work in bringing together something that he believes will be "remarkable".

He told The Daily Beast website: "[Rian is] a brilliant filmmaker. And he wrote the script also, and he understands the importance of ambiguity and nuance. He wrote something that I think is remarkable."

Adam also admitted he finds it "surreal" to think he's playing the villain in a series as famous as 'Star Wars' is, but he tries not to "overthink" the importance of his role.

He said: "I'm not very good at analysing it, I guess, or even making time to attach meaning to it.

"So much of it is luck, and timing. I work hard but I can work hard in a vacuum. I've been lucky to get these opportunities. It's very surreal to me.

"In working on the jobs--and actually doing the thing--I block that stuff from my mind as much as possible, because it's not good to get nostalgic or overthink it. That might be a good strength of mine: not thinking a lot."

The news comes after Adam recently revealed that the script for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' is going to similar to that for previous instalment 'The Empire Strikes Back'.

He said at the time: "It's great. It's similar to how 'The Empire Strikes Back' has a different tone.

"For that people always go, 'Oooh, it's dark' but I don't know that it necessarily is. It's just different in tone in a way that I think is great and necessary but also very clear.

"He trusts [that] his audience is ready for nuance and ambiguity.

"He's not dumbing anything down for someone and that's really fun to play."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran
  • UK release: 14 December 2017

Rey (Ridley) meets Luke (Hamill) to learn all about the Force. Johnson expands on the casualties-of-war theme, making magnificent, roaring action sequences and leading the viewer through a blood-stained moral labyrinth. Driver returns with a vengeance, Dern is terrific and it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and…

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