Wes Anderson on Directing Star Wars

No, this isn't one of those Funny or Die videos. Filmmaker Wes Anderson was actually asked about Star Wars and if it has any influence on him in an interview with Mike Fleming of Deadline. Found via Kottke. Anderson's key quotes:

DEADLINE: Star Wars was among the films that influenced you early on. What would the world get if Wes Anderson signed on to direct one of these new Star Wars films Disney will make?
ANDERSON: Well I have a feeling I would probably ultimately get replaced on the film because I don't know if I have all the right action chops. But at least I know the characters from the old films.
DEADLINE: You are not doing a good job of selling yourself as a maker of blockbusters.
ANDERSON: I think you are reading it exactly right.  I don't think I would do a terrible job at a Han Solo backstory. I could do that pretty well. But maybe that would be better as a short.

Now that makes for an interesting consideration. A Wes Anderson-directed Han Solo backstory short film? Yes, I would like to see this. Wacky as it would be, I think it could be pretty cool. Please, Mr. Lucas, or Bob Iger CEO of Disney, add it to the Star Wars line up. I mean, why not?