Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Synopsis: All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success.
Director(s): Gareth Edwards
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 78 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
65
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
PG-13
Year:
2016
133 min
$532,171,696
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

Opens on a shot of a planet which pans up to a view of planetary rings with a small ship flying through them. Switches to a shot of the planet Lah’mu and the ship flying through the rings. A shot of the planet closer up with the ship flying towards the surface. The ship flies down across a farm and passes by a white worker droid, who watches the ship. Cuts to a young Jyn Erso running across the rocky plain with the ship following behind her.

INT. ERSO HOMESTEAD (Inside the Erso homestead)

YOUNG JYN ERSO:
Mama.

LYRA ERSO:
We know. Jyn, gather your things, it’s time.

The ship lands near the Erso homestead. Lyra contacts Saw Gerrera.

SAW GERRERA:
Hello.

LYRA ERSO:
Saw, it’s Lyra. It’s happened. He’s come for us.

SAW GERRERA:
You know what to do.

GALEN ERSO:
Jyn, come here. Remember, whatever I do, I do it to protect you. Say you understand.

Galen embraces Jyn and the two stand still for a few moments.

YOUNG JYN ERSO:
I understand.

GALEN ERSO:
I love you, Stardust.

YOUNG JYN ERSO:
I love you too, Papa.

LYRA ERSO:
Galen...

GALEN ERSO:
Go.

EXT. ERSO HOMESTEAD (Outside the home)

LYRA ERSO:
Jyn. You know where to go, don’t you? Trust the Force.

Lyra takes off a pendant and hands it over to her daughter, fastening it around her neck.

In front of the Erso home stands Director Orson Krennic flanked by Deathtroopers. Galen confronts Krennic.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: You’re a hard man to find, Galen. But farming? Really, a man of your talents?

GALEN ERSO:
It’s a peaceful life.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: It’s lonely, I imagine.

GALEN ERSO:
Since Lyra died, yes.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: Oh. Oh. My condolences. Search the house!

DEATHTROOPER:
Understood.

GALEN ERSO:
What is it you want?

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: The work has stalled, I need you to come back.

GALEN ERSO:
I won’t do it, Krennic.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: We’re on the verge of greatness. We were this close to providing peace, security for the galaxy.

GALEN ERSO:
You’re confusing peace with terror.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: Do I, huh? You have to start somewhere.

GALEN ERSO:
I’ll be of no help, Krennic. My mind just isn’t what it was. I have trouble remembering, even simple things.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: Galen, you’re an inspired scientist but you’re a terrible liar. Now I admire the effort, I really do.

Lyra emerges from the grass, holding a blaster.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: Oh look, here’s Lyra back from the dead. It’s a miracle.

Lyra aims her blaster at Krennic.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: Stop!

Deathtroopers aim their weapons at Lyra as she approaches.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: Oh, Lyra. Troublesome as ever.

LYRA ERSO:
You’re not taking him.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: No, of course I’m not. I’m taking you all. You’ll all come. You, your child, You’ll all live in comfort.

LYRA ERSO:
As hostages.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: As ‘heroes of the Empire.’

GALEN ERSO:
Lyra. Put it down. Think very carefully.

LYRA ERSO:
You will never win.

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: Do it.

(A deathtrooper shoots Lyra right as she hits Krennic in the shoulder. Lyra falls down dead.)

GALEN ERSO:
Lyra! No!

DIRECTOR ORSON KRENNIC: They have a child. Find it!

Deathtroopers march off to find Jyn. One of them picks up a stormtrooper toy that she had dropped. Jyn hides in a cave and climbs into a secret hatch. Deathtroopers walk by but don't see the hatch and leave. Later, the hatch is opened. Jyn sees the face of Saw Gerrera peering down at her.

SAW GERRERA:
My child. Come. Come. We have a long ride ahead of us.

Theme song plays as the camera slowly reveals the title.

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Chris Weitz

Christopher John Weitz (born November 30, 1969) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his work with his brother Paul Weitz on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy; the latter earned the brothers a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Among his other main works, Weitz directed the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon from the series of Twilight books, as well wrote the screenplay for Disney's 2015 live-action adaptation of Cinderella and co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Tony Gilroy. more…

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