Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Star Wars Comes To TV...

I had heard that George Lucas was going to develop a Star Wars show for tv after he completed Star Wars Episode 3 (most recent release). Then we heard nothing else about that. I know a lot of his time was devoted to the upcoming Indiana Jones film. The LA Times bring news on this story. It is going to be one huge bidding war between the networks and cable tv.

Accord to the Times, "George Lucas said Tuesday that he has "just begun work" on a live-action television series rooted in the "Star Wars" universe, which is huge news not just for fans of the science-fiction epic but also for networks looking for a piece of the Lucas magic that has grossed $4.3 billion in theaters worldwide...The proposed series doesn't have anyone named Luke or Anakin in it, a story path that Lucas concedes is "taking chances" as far as connecting with an audience expecting the familiar mythology."The Skywalkers aren't in it, and it's about minor characters," Lucas said in an interview. "It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It's completely different. But it's a good idea, and it's going to be a lot of fun to do."Lucas joked that the series would be about "the life of robots" but wouldn't let any details slip about the true premise...Lucas is confident he can find a home for his droids and Jedi, but he also knows the projects are unorthodox enough to give network executives pause."They are having a hard time," Lucas said. "They're saying, 'This doesn't fit into our little square boxes,' and I say, 'Well, yeah, but it's "Star Wars." And "Star Wars" doesn't fit into that box.' "" - More Product. More Exclusives.

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