Rick McCallum loves to talk when he does anything with Empire Magazine.
A summary of what he said:
– The TV show will be set between Episodes III and IV, will be “much darker,” and “character based.” But we still have to wait about 18 months before that starts cranking.
– George’s movie Red Tails about World War II fighter pilots is in the script-writing phase.
– George has finally approved the IndyIV script. Maybe we’ll be able to do it before Harrison Ford is in a wheelchair!
See the full article here.
IGN ponders the Star Wars TV show in light of Lucas’ post-Oscar comments.
Here’s hoping Lost and Battlestar Galactica don’t go the way of the X-Files and drag genre TV down with them in the next couple of years.
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.
ETA: TFN has the full Variety article.
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?
The official site has coverage of George Lucas at the SIGGRAPH 2005, the digital arts conferance. There’s a full recording of his Keynote Q&A for Hyperspace members. He also addressed plans for the two television shows.
More coverage of the event:
– Life is too short for busy Lucas (Reuters)
Star Wars characters from the ROTS video game will rock out to Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Take Me Out’ on MTV2’s Video Mods tomorrow. The video features Anakin on vocals, Obi-Wan on guitar, Mace Windu on bass, Yoda on drums, and is sure to be a favorite of drunken JadeCon audiences come August.
If this report from AICN has any truth to it, the Star Wars tv show will ‘depict how characters end up being together’ (Han and Chewie, anyone?) and ‘how Luke grows up.’
The original article is in Japanese, and supposedly deals with remarks made by Rick McCallum in Japan.