Watch Wes Anderson’s Test Reel for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’


Forget Grand Budapest Hotel; any man-child filmmaker worth his daddy issues would drop everything to direct Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, so of course Wes Anderson has put together some test footage for consideration. And somehow (i.e., they made it up) Conan got their hands on that reel. Titled A Life Galactic, Anderson’s take is just as twee and intricate as you might hope, featuring a stylized showdown between Han and Greedo and the sweetest two-creature motorcycle ride you’ve ever seen. The sad thing is, we’d be much more likely to sit through this version than whatever the real seventh episode turns out to be. Click through to watch Wes Anderson’s Star Wars: Episode VII, and visit Splitsider to see how (Conan imagines) Todd Phillips might handle the film.