Steve Sansweet talks to MovieWeb. Mostly what we’ve heard before, but there are some details about the Star Wars TV shows I don’t think I’ve heard yet.
Spike TV paid $65 to $70 million for a six-year exclusive deal to run all six Star Wars movies, as well as enforcing the sterotype that girls don’t like Star Wars.
Not that I won’t watch the movies on Spike. It’s just… annoying.
At a recent ROTS press junket, Rick McCallum leaked a bit of information about the live-action TV project. Comments from him and Ian McDiarmid lend a lot of credence to the theory that fanboy-favorite Boba Fett will somehow be involved. Coming Soon has the best round-up I’ve seen.
IGN reports that Lucas is hiring scriptwriters for the upcoming TV series. Wonder if any of the past SW authors will give it a shot?
According to Variety, Lucasfilm is shopping the rights to air all six movies on broadcast TV. Meanwhile, I’m still traumatized by Fox’s recent airings of the original trilogy Special Editions. Hopefully LFL is supplying the DVD versions this time around.
More details on the TV shows. Live action, still set between the trilogies, shot in Austrailiam but now reports have it at 100 episodes long (!) at an hour each.
Am I the only one getting a Young Indiana Jones ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ feeling here? Between the trilogies with no major characters? I can’t believe I’m saying this, but not even Boba Fett and his sure-fire fanboy tractor beam? I have a very bad feeling about this.