Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The STAR WARS Show

Imperial Stormtrooper by Content-Josho
I assumed the plans for the rumored Star Wars live-action show merged into what became the computer animated Clone Wars series. Turns out Lucas is still planning on having his 100 episode series happen. He has half of it written already. Early reports claimed he had 50 hours of footage, but that has been corrected to 50 hours of scripts already written. Den of Geek reports:

George Lucas has 50 hours of footage for Star Wars TV show?

Ryan Lambie


If you’ve been wondering what happened to the long-awaited Star Wars TV show, George Lucas gives us an interesting update on its progress…


Published on Jun 1, 2011

While both Lucas and producer Rick McCallum have occasionally mentioned the project in the years since, there's been little evidence that much progress has been made on the series.George Lucas' plans for a Star Wars TV show first came to life way back in 2005, with a proposed one hundred hour-long episodes set to take place between the events of that year's Revenge Of The Sith and 1977'sA New Hope.
That is, until Lucas himself revealed that a considerable chunk of live-action footage has already been filmed for the series. According to the recent reports, Lucas told the cable programme, Attack Of The Show, that around fifty hours of footage is already in the can. It's the digital effects, however, that are responsible for the series' hold-up.
Lucas said that he's looking for "a different type of technology we can use so it's economically feasible to shoot the shows." In other words, he's trying to find a way of bringing the same quality of digital effects seen in his prequels on a TV show budget. It is, he conceded, "a very difficult process."
Maybe Lucas should give Monsters director, Gareth Edwards, a call. He successfully brought huge devastated landscapes and fleeting glimpses of giant space creatures to the screen on a miniscule budget, after all.
UPDATE: Since the story first broke, it's been revealed that what Lucas has in his hands are 50 hours of scripts, rather than shot footage.
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