I talked to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy over the weekend at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens press junket, the full interview will hit the site later in the week. During my chat I learned that the company is still spending a lot of time looking, discussing and developing two of the most notorious left-over projects from the George Lucas era: the live-action Star Wars TV show Star Wars: Underworld and the Star Wars 1313 video game. Could either of these thought to have been abandoned projects find new light in the Disney era? Find out after the jump.
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For years, we heard rumblings and rumors about a live-action Star Wars TV show from creator George Lucas. We’d heard there were hundreds of scripts written or at least outlined, but it was simply too expensive to produce for television. The project was referred to as Star Wars: Underworld.
When Disney bought Lucasfilm, those scripts, hours and hours of new Star Wars content, were part of the package. Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly what Disney has planned for television (besides Rebels). Odds are, this show will never happen. The biggest clue is one of the writers, who is now part of an ambitious Indiana Jones Kickstarter project, has actually talked about the show on record. His name is Stephen Scaia and he explained that some of the stories were key elements of Han Solo‘s backstory. They explored events such as Han Solo meeting Chewbacca, Solo winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian, and more. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 by Angie Han
For a while now, producer Rick McCallum has been describing his long-gestating live-action Star Wars TV series as “Deadwood in space.” And while that may sound like an awesome idea to people like us — i.e., grown-ups — it’s apparently turning out to be a real roadblock for execs who’d rather go for something with broader appeal.
In a new interview, McCallum pinpointed his series’ decidedly non-kiddie feel as “the biggest problem” he’s facing in getting his show made. Though it seems the premium per-cost episode required isn’t helping much, either. Read his update on the status of his show after the jump.
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Earlier this month, it was revealed Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World provided fans a chance to buy a custom made toy of themselves in Carbonite, just like Han Solo. That’s now underway and, after the jump, you can see some video and learn more about that process.
There’s also a new video interview with LucasFilm producer Rick McCallum where he sets the record straight, again, about the Star Wars TV show and dashes some hopes for a Joe Johnston-directed Boba Fett movie. Read More »
A very interesting rumor is floating around the Internet today in regards to the eventual Star Wars TV show we now refer to as Star Wars: Underworld. If true, it would be considered not only a massive spoiler, but the kind of thing that changes Star Wars as we know it. It involves time travel. However, it’s important to remember that even if this information came from George Lucas himself (it doesn’t), we wouldn’t see it happen for several years at least.
With that said, it’s a doozy. Read about it after the jump. Read More »
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As we know from multiple stories we’ve ran over the last year, the long-rumored, much-anticipated, live-action Star Wars TV Series is not happening anytime soon. George Lucas himself has sai until technology significantly lowers production costs, there’s just no fiscally responsible way for the show to be produced. That doesn’t stop fans from asking about it though.
IGN recently spoke to LucasFilm producer Rick McCallum about their upcoming Red Tails and took the opportunity to get some info on the show. While most of what McCallum says has been said in one way or another before, he does make some interesting points, asides and referes to the show by a new working title: Star Wars: Underworld. Does that mean chicks with guns battle vampires and werewolves? Not quite. Watch the video interivew and more after the jump. Read More »