Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Star Wars: Episode II - Angriff der Klonkrieger"...
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Star Wars: Episode I - Die Dunkle Bedrohung"...
Ab sofort steht ein neuer Einzelspieler-Level für die PlayStation 3- und Xbox 360-Versionen von Star Wars: The Force Unleashed zum Download bereit. Die neue Mission knüpft an das Ende des Hauptspiels an und führt die Star Wars-Saga in eine ganz neue Richtung: Der dunkle Schüler hat sich seines einstigen Lehrmeisters Darth Vader entledigt und eine mächtige Position an der Seite des Imperators eingenommen. Der böse Herrscher entsendet seinen neuen Schützling auf den Planeten Tatooine, wo sich Obi-Wan Kenobi versteckt hält. Auf der Suche nach dem flüchtigen Jedi erkunden die Spieler in der Rolle des dunklen Schülers berühmte Schauplätze wie den Palast von Jabba the Hutt und treffen auf den berüchtigten Kopfgeldjäger Boba Fett. [...]
IESB berichtet über den US-TV-Start von "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rise of the Bounty Hunters"...
Coming off of the record-setting first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network announced today it will premiere a full slate of 22 all-new episodes for season two of the critically acclaimed and top-rated CG-animated series from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. The special one-hour season two premiere event of Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs Friday, October 2, at 8 p.m. (et/pt).
Star Wars: The Clone Wars has emerged as one of the preeminent animated series on television, combining the expansive scope of the Star Wars saga with exciting weekly adventures. During its first season, premiere episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network (Fridays at 9 p.m.) ranked #1 on all TV with boys 6-11. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a thrilling, weekly 30-minute "mini-movie" created by the talented artists at Lucasfilm Animation.
Fierce battles, expanded storylines and ground-breaking animation raise the stakes in Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rise of the Bounty Hunters. The lives of the Jedi become more complex as secret and forbidden relationships are revealed and a new breed of villain enters to take advantage of the wartime turmoil. Season two introduces these lawless rogues into the fray along with a host of new characters, locations and creatures. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Star Wars universe, The Clone Wars is bigger, bolder and more intense than ever before.
Heute startet "Fanboys" in den deutschen Kinos......
Wir befinden uns im Jahr 1998, der "Star Wars"-Hype ist kurz vor dem Kinostart von "Episode I" auf einem vorläufigen Höhepunkt.
Gerade jetzt müssen die eingefleischten Anhänger Hutch, Windows und Eric erfahren, dass ihr alter Schulfreund Linus an Krebs erkrankt ist und die Premiere des heiß ersehnten Werks nicht mehr erleben wird. Um ihm eine letzte Freude zu bereiten, schmieden die Jungs einen waghalsigen Plan: Sie wollen in George Lucas’ Skywalker-Ranch einbrechen, um die Filmkopie zu klauen. Gemeinsam mit Fangirl Zoe begeben sie sich auf eine aberwitzige Reise quer durch Amerika. Doch natürlich ist das Vorhaben weniger leicht, als gedacht. Vor allem, wenn man sich vorher mit übelgelaunten "Star Trek"-Fans, durchgeknallten Bikern und anderen Hindernissen herumschlagen mus...
Bei Destructoid gibt es Gerüchte zu dem Videospiel "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes", welches von den Krome Studios für PS3 und Xbox 360 entwickelt wird...
[...] Details on the game is scarce, but we're told Republic Heroes will feature a two-player cooperative mode, with both "Jedi" and "Clone" story missions. Players are said to play as Anakin Skywalker or Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano in a Jedi mode, and (at the very least) bounty hunter Cad Bane in the Clone missions. The game will have a focus on melee combat, complete with upgrades that can be purchased throughout the game. The ability to control droids, such as the rolling Droideka, was also mentioned by our tipster.
Krome Studios has experience with the Star Wars license, having previously worked on the Wii/PlayStation Portable/PlayStation 2 ports of Star Wars: The Forced Unleashed. More recently, the studio released Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Light Saber Duels for the Wii. Their next-gen action game pedigree includes Hellboy: Science of Evil for PS3 and Xbox 360 for Konami. [...]
Cartoon Network announced today that it has picked-up a second season of the hit CG-animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. Slated to premiere in the fall of 2009, the second season will continue to take audiences on new and exciting adventures, combining the legendary storytelling of Lucasfilm with innovative animation. The season one finale of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" airs on Cartoon Network Friday, March 20 at 9 pm ET/PT.
"'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is like nothing else on television and has delivered for us on all levels," said Stuart Snyder, President/COO Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media. "It has helped us launch a great new night of action-adventure on Fridays and build on our dominance with boys. We look forward to continuing what has been a great relationship with George and everyone at Lucasfilm."
"We're trying to push the envelope even further in the second season," said George Lucas. "In the features, I focused on telling the story of the Skywalker family. With The Clone Wars I'm exploring far beyond that and we barely scratched the surface in the first season. It's exciting to be able to take people to all these new places in the Star Wars galaxy."
The October 3, 2008 premiere of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" scored as the most-watched series debut in Cartoon Network history, according to Nielsen Media Research. Since its premiere, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (Friday 9 p.m.) has ranked #1 in its time period on all television, broadcast and ad-supported cable with boys 2-11, boys 6-11, and tween boys 9-14 through January 2009.
"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" showcases an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away, combining the expansive scope of the Star Wars saga with state-of-the-art computer-generated animation. Each week, viewers see a thrilling, 30-minute "mini-movie" created by the talented artists at Lucasfilm Animation.
Obwohl Star Wars Battlefront III nie offiziell angekündigt wurde, brodelt derzeit die Gerüchteküche wie nie zuvor darüber.
So sollte das Spiel offenbar bei Rebellion für die PlayStation 2 entwickelt werden, und dies als Grundlage für die PS3 und Xbox360 Version dann dienen. Die PS3 und Xbox360 Version sollten dann bei dem Bankrott gegangenen Entwickler Free Radical enstehen. Derzeit ist aber nicht bekannt ob Rebellion noch an der PS2 Version arbeitet.
Die PS3 und Xbox360 Version soll laut aktuellen Gerüchten bei Pandemic entstehen. Diese haben bereits die ersten beiden Teile entwickelt, bevor sie von EA aufgekauft wurden. Demnach könnte sogar EA als neuer Publisher in Erscheinung treten.
Electronic Arts gibt derzeit keine Stellungnahme zu den Gerüchten ab.
Inzwischen hat sich auch Lucas Arts zu Wort gemeldet und bestätigte ebenfalls, dass das Video von letzter Woche aus einer früheren Produktions Phase stammt, dies aber keine Garantie dafür sei, dass das Spiel jemals erscheint. [...]
CS! sprach mit George Lucas...
CS: [...] A while back when we spoke you were planning to take the six "Star Wars" films and put them into a 3D format. Is that still something you're working towards?
Lucas: Oh yeah. The technology is very difficult. It exists - it's just extremely expensive, and so what we're trying to do is figure out a more practical way of pulling it off. [...]
IESB berichtet über den US-Serienstart von "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"...
R2-D2 is lost during a fierce space battle, and Anakin must find him before the Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his memory banks, in "Downfall of a Droid," an all-new episode of the hit animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Nov. 7, on Cartoon Network. [...]
Im "Hero Complex"-Blog der LA Times wurde kürzlich über eine mögliche Verfilmung des Videospiels "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" berichtet, welches bereits über 1,5 Millionen verkauft wurde...
Haden Blackman, the project leader on "The Force Unleashed" video game, has a daydream: He strolls into the movie theater, buys some popcorn and then sits down and watches his game's tale of Darth Vader and his secret apprentice flicker to life as cinema.
"Oh, that would be incredible," said Blackman. "And it's not impossible. Never say never. George [Lucas] has looked to tell new 'Star Wars' stories through the games and with the entire Star Wars Expanded Universe, and then he has also shown a willingness to let the characters come into the films. Look at Aayla Secura, a creation in the [Dark Horse] comic books who became part of the theatrical films." [...]
Bei AICN gibt es einen Überblick über die Kritiken zur animierten TV-Serie "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"...
Quint von AICN sprach mit Sam Witwer aka Darth Vader's Schüler im Videospiel "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed"...
[...] the thing that I think I love about it is that there are certain things that are revealed that some people might take as "Oh, this is a big shocking revelation in the story" and other people might take it as "No, this is a big lie" and I don’t think there’s a right answer. There are certain things that happen where I don’t think anyone really knows what really happened and that’s I think the brilliance of what Haden did, that there’s so much in this story that it’s like he’s not telling you. He’s not explaining it to you, he’s not telling you what actually did go down and he’s giving you enough to come up with your own opinion and feel satisfied with that, but he’s not giving you anymore than that. He’s not leaving you unsatisfied, but he’s not spelling it out for you. [...]
IESB berichtet über den US-Serienstart von "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"...
An All-New Star Wars Adventure Comes to Television Every Friday Night Available on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network HD.
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, the first weekly television series from Lucasfilm Animation, premieres on Cartoon Network Friday, October 3 at 9 p.m. (ET, PT) with a special one-hour presentation that anchors the Network's all-new night of fantasy, action and adventure. New series The Secret Saturdays and the current hit Ben 10: Alien Force join STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS for a night of non-stop adventure, exciting storytelling and innovative animation.
In the signature style of Lucasfilm Animation, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other favorite STAR WARS characters as they struggle against the dark side during the divisive, action-packed Clone Wars. Each week, a new story in the galaxy-changing Clone Wars comes to center stage, brought to the screen by supervising director Dave Filoni and executive producer George Lucas.
Dwindling numbers of Jedi fight to maintain freedom and restore peace to the galaxy, using their army of genetically engineered clones against the seemingly never-ending droid army. The terrible conflict grows wider as our heroes are swept into the turmoil of war, while the evil Count Dooku, his assassin Asajj Ventress, their master Darth Sidious, the mechanical General Grievous and a rogue's gallery of never-before-seen villains scheme to defeat them. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Although The Dark Knight dropped to second place with $16.8 million this weekend, it remained just ahead of George Lucas' latest Jedi adventure, the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Warner Bros.), which opened in over 3,400 theaters (more than Tropic Thunder) but delivered a disappointing $15.5 million, an average of $4,500 per site. The poor showing might be blamed on the mostly negative reviews and feelings among the fanbase that it's essentially a television cartoon that didn't necessarily need to be seen in theaters. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine vernichtende Kritik zu "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" von Harry Knowles...
Heute startet "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in den deutschen Kinos... Bei Rotten Tomatoes gibt es die gesammelten Kritiken - derzeit liegt der Schnitt bei 42%...
Bei IESB gibt es eine Kritik zu "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"...
[...] From its horribly fragmented dialog to its nearly incoherent storyline, George Lucas uses the WWII movie template to attempt to open up the world of Anakin Skywalker to a new, young audience. Unfortunately, Executive Producer Lucas fails miserably, showing the same lack of reverence for his own material that he did with Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
Truly heartbreaking is that the movie itself is stunningly beautiful; great skill has gone in to the visual style of the film. But in what is becoming a norm in George Lucas's film, very little time or care appears to be lent to the story that hits the screen. Back story, character development, character visuals...all have been obviously labored over by artists who have great affection for the Star Wars universe. Unfortunately, its creator does not. [...]
Bei Moviehole gibt es eine Kritik zu "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"...
[...] the main issue in the end is that it feels like a few episodes of an upcoming TV series strung together [...]
I thought the first 20 minutes or so (basically the first episode) was quite well done, it starts off with a farly decent battle between the Republic & the Seperatists, and definitely has that "Star Wars: Battlefront" mixed with a bit of "Gears Of War" vibe going for it, but unfortunately it very quickly moves into the main plot of the film, which is about our band of Jedi returning Jabba The Hutt's kidnapped son to him, and later on getting involved with Jabba's Drag Queen uncle Ziro (no shit - at least that's how I took it), and a lot of other Cutesy toss, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Ewoks of "Return Of The Jedi" started doing the "Chicken Dance" at the end of that flick. [...]
"Clone Wars" is most definitely a kids film, and for what it's worth - the kids in the audience were going nuts for it. [...]
Ultimately, and this is the sin of it's creator - "The Clone Wars" never feels like anything but an insane cash grab by George Lucas. [...]
In the new animated "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", you get to see two major new characters and a whole host of new stories. [...]
But one thing you won’t see is perhaps the most familiar of all "Star Wars" tropes. And its absence will be noticed immediately.
"Because we originally developed this as a TV series, George [Lucas] felt that the crawl wasn’t going to be effective as a way to introduce the audience to the TV series," director Dave Filoni said of the ‘Star Wars’ crawl, the distinctive prologue which has begun every single feature adventure so far. "He wanted it to be faster and he wanted to do it visually."
Instead, Filoni and Co. utilized a "Starship Troopers" esque newsreel trope, complete with 1940s style radio announcer.
"We kind of borrowed from old serials that would have like the little circular wipes and show you what Flash Gordon was up to the last time you were at the theater and we did it in a more traditional sense," Filoni said of the change. "The narration also is kind of a nod to old newsreel footage that you could see during a war, where they would update you on where the allies were at and their battle against the axis."
But more than anything, Filoni said, it was a chance to clue an audience into thinking that this wasn’t your father’s "Star Wars"... even though it kind of is.
"It was an attempt to say to the audience, ‘This is animated but it’s different in a couple more ways than that,’" Filoni said. "It’s going to be a new experience even though its involved with the characters you know and love." [...]
Bei IESB gibt es mehrere "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Clips / Ausschnitte... The Daily Telegraph zitiert George Lucas bzgl. der Live-Action-Serie...
The sci-fi TV series will likely be filmed at Sydney's FOX Studios.
"We're looking to shoot it in Australia," Lucas told a press conference at his Big Rock ranch, the site for his new animation studio, north of San Francisco.
If given the green light, the live action Star Wars offshoot will be one of the most expensive TV productions made in Australia and create hundreds of acting and crew jobs for the local industry.
There was speculation the as yet untitled series would begin shooting next year, but it may be pushed back to 2010.
Lucas has employed two Australian scriptwriters to pen the series and continues to work on "getting all of the technology worked out" to make the show. [...]
"It is going ahead," Lucas confirmed.
"We're in the process of writing screenplays right now.
"It's going to take a while because it's really hard to do."
The series will not follow the regular Star Wars storylines, instead focusing on the "lower levels of life" of Lucas' Star Wars world.
"It has nothing to do with the Skywalker saga," Lucas said.
"None of the Skywalkers or anything.
"This is what I call a little footnote to the Skywalker saga.
"... It is about the lower levels of life, the lower depths.
"They hear about the fact it is no longer a republic and now it's an empire, but they are from a world where none of that really means too much to them." [...]
Bei AICN gibt es ein lesenswertes Interview mit Dave Filoni, dem Regisseur von "The Clone Wars"...
Neue "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" TV-Spots sind online !!! Und TimesOnline.co.uk sprach mit George Lucas, u.a. über die kommende Live-Action TV-Serie...
[...] "It’s completely separate from the Star Wars films," he explains. "The Clone Wars has all of the characters everybody knows - from Yoda to Anakin to Mace Windu to Obi-Wan - they’re all there. The live-action series, meanwhile, has nobody there, because it’s after Episode III, so everybody’s dead, basically, or hiding somewhere. You hear about the emperor, just like you do in Episode IV, but it’s mostly about a whole different world. I mean, there are a million stories in the big city - you’ve only seen one of them." [...]
Bei play3.de gibt es neue Infos und Screenshots zu "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed"...
Wie Matt Shell, (Marketing Manager bei Lucas Arts) in einem Interview verriet, wird es im August noch vor dem Release des Spiels selber eine Demo zum kommendem Star Wars Spiel, The Force Unleashed geben.
Diese spielt in der Tie-Fighter Fabrik, sowie sind schon Spezialfähigkeiten verfügbar. Zusätzlich wird es eines für die Demo speziell angefertigtes Ende zu sehen geben, so Shell. [...]
Bei IGN gibt es neues Videomaterial zu "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" !!!
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es einen Trailer zum kommenden "Star Wars - The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels" für Nintendo Wii & DS...
Bei GameTrailers gibt es neues Videomaterial zu "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
Ein weiterer "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Trailer ist online !!!
AFTER the huge buzz surrounding Indiana Jones, HARRISON FORD has spoken about the possibility of bringing some of his other old characters.
Unfortunately for Star Wars fans he ruled out a revival of character Hans Solo.
"Oh, Han Solo isn’t interesting to me. It’s a very narrow sort of utility in the story and it was great for my career and it was fun to play at the time but I wouldn’t go back there again. Those pants! (laughs). [...]
Der neue "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Trailer ist online...
Bei StarWars.com kann man einen Blick auf das "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"-Poster werfen... Und bei USA Today gibt es ein neues Bild von Asajj Ventress...
Bei Empire Online gibt es exklusive Bilder aus "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"...
Der "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Theatrical Trailer ist online...
Und bei GameTrailers TV gibt es einen exklusiven Video-Ausblick auf "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" !!!
ComingSoon.net has learned that Warner Bros. Pictures is currently planning to reveal the trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars in theaters with the studio's own Speed Racer on May 9th. We are uncertain at this point when the trailer would debut online, though studios usually bring trailers online that same week. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es ein Video-Interview mit George Lucas...
[...] Lucas talks about the new animated series including the change from 20th Century Fox to Warner Brothers. He states that if a studio passes on one of his projects he has to go to another one. Apparently, FOX didn't have any interest in the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.
But will the live action series go to WB as well? [...]
Bei Collider gibt es den letzten Stand in Sachen "Star Wars" TV-Serien...
The live action and animated shows will be considered official canon of the star wars universe.
The live-action show is going to end up on whatever network pays the most. However, I’ve heard they’re talking about the show being on HBO or even Showtime. Which jives with the slugline for the show - think Deadwood meets The Sopranos. Want a bit more? Could the live action show feature Gangsters? Could it follow the underworld of the Star Wars universe? Perhaps even a crime family? Have I said too much? Again, think Deadwood meets The Sopranos.
The seasons for the live action show might be as short as 12 episodes... again... think Sopranos.
The show is definitely PG-13. I’ve heard it’ll be dark. It’s definitely not being made for kids.
The Skywalker story is finished. From what I’ve been told, their story is done and they aren’t on the live-action show at all. The show is new characters... with a few people you might know from the movies mixed in here and there.
And for those that don’t know... the animated show takes place between episodes two and three, while the live-action is between three and four. Obviously some storylines might take place outside of those times, but that’s where the primary action takes place. Just like while the live action might follow a crime family, there will be episodes that focus on other things. [...]
Bei IESB kann man einen Blick auf ein "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Teaser-Poster werfen...
AICN berichtet u.a. über das "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"-Panel auf der WonderCon...
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es neues Videomaterial zum kommenden Videospiel "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed"...
StarWars.com hat den US-Kinostart von "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" für den 15. August 2008 angekündigt... Das "Introducing Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Video zeigt sehenswertes Material aus der Serie !!!
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die Spielwarenmesse in Nürnberg...
[...] Finally STAR WARS: no doubt, it has still the Force. The new action figures
and Lego looked fantastic. And for us Europeans it was great to got the
confirmation that CLONE WARS ANIMATED movie - the first three parts of the
new tv-series - will indeed be shown in our theatres in September as well -
so not only in England. [...]
Wie Action-Figure.com meldet, besteht die Möglichkeit das "The Clone Wars" auch im Kino zu sehen sein wird...
[...] You all know about the Clone Wars animated Series coming out, right? Well it's hitting this September, and will kick off (in the UK at least) with a cinematic release of the first 3 episodes (note this was confirmed by a couple of Star Wars licensees other than Hasbro). The rest of the episodes will then come out on a yet undecided TV channel. [...]
StarWars.com enthüllt einen neuen Charakter aus der kommenden Zeichentrickserie "The Clone Wars": Ahsoka Tano...
[...] This young Togruta is eager to prove herself as a worthy Padawan to her bold Master, Anakin Skywalker. Able to wield a lightsaber and pilot a spacecraft with great talent, Ahsoka promises to become a worthy Jedi. [...]
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es ein neues, vielversprechendes Video zum kommenden Videospiel "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed"...
The most feared Bounty Hunter Boba Fett will be featured in the Star Wars live action TV series but who will get to play him?
This past weekend Rick McCallum was in attendance at the Star Wars Reunion 2 in France and told fans that he would like to see Daniel Logan get to wear the infamous Mandalorian Armor in Star Wars live action TV series.
Fans of the franchise will recall, Daniel Logan played the young armor-less Boba Fett in Star Wars Attack of the Clones who witnessed the death of his father Jango Fett at the hand of Master Mace Windu played by Samuel L. Jackson.
No casting news so far for the highly anticipated TV spinoff of the Star Wars franchise and production is expected to begin within the next couple of years.
Lucas plans on at least 100 episodes and, according to producer Rick McCallum, hopes that it can extend to close to 400 episodes and possibly feature some of the better known Star Wars Extended Universe characters.
LucasArts and BioWare have teamed up again, in what’s sure to lead to more discussion about a new Star Wars MMO.
A brief statement on Tuesday simply stated that BioWare and Star Wars house LucasArts have formed an agreement to create a to-be-announced game. No solid details about that game were given, other than it will be "developed and published by BioWare and LucasArts."
LucasArts president Jim Ward stated, "Through our previous collaborations, we know that BioWare has an impressive ability to blend gripping stories with technological advancements, and we believe that our upcoming product will deliver an experience that will span the traditional boundaries of video game entertainment."
BioWare had also created 2003’s Xbox RPG hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Rumors and speculation have been swirling among gamers and analysts alike that BioWare Austin’s debut MMO title would be based in the Star Wars Universe.
Gaming giant Electronic Arts recently announced that it would be acquiring BioWare and its sibling Pandemic for $860 million, and BioWare’s upcoming MMORPG was said to be one of the major factors in that buyout.
Bei AICN gibt es lesenswerte Insider-Gerüchte zum Inhalt der "Star Wars" Live-Action TV-Serie... SPOILER !!! Und bei Sozioland.de gibt es die Ergebnisse zur Online-Umfrage zum 30jährigen "Star Wars"-Jubiläum...
Bei EW.com gibt es News in Sachen "Star Wars" Live-Action TV-Serie...
Multiple sources have confirmed to EW.com that George Lucas is coming to Los Angeles next week to meet with writers for his long-gestating live-action Star War series. According to one agent familiar with the project, Lucas' plan is to recruit several freelancers - aka "writers of real significance" - to spend a week at the Skywalker Ranch in November to come up with story ideas for the series. The agent also said that Lucas has indicated a desire to hire writers from other countries. The scribes would then disperse and write the 13 episodes that would be produced and financed by Lucas.
When Lucas first began recruiting Hollywood writers for the project as early as February 2006, according to the agent, his original intent was to produce 26 episodes before he went on the lookout for a network partner. The news put fans in the frenzy as speculation swirled that the live-action series would take place between Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars IV: A New Hope, though the agent believes those rumors are unfounded. Plot points for the series, as a result, remain sketchy.
TV Guide sprach mit George Lucas, u.a. über die kommenden "Star Wars" TV-Serien...
TV Guide: Can we talk about the two Star Wars television series you're working on...?
George Lucas: There's Clone Wars, and we're in the middle of that.
TV Guide: Tell us about it.
Lucas: Well it's basically like Star Wars [in that it] takes place between, obviously, [the films] Episode II [Attack of the Clones] and Episode III [Revenge of the Sith], but it's the same kind of action. Unfortunately, it doesn't fall into the realm of what animation [typically] is, which is either adult, kind of off-color humor or kiddie stuff. This is, like Star Wars, sort of in between those two things. It's a lot of battle stuff, and it's obviously the Clone Wars, so it's a war picture. So it's kind of a PG-13 animated TV series, which is something that has never been done before and obviously doesn't fit in any of the conventional slots that these things fall into. In that, it's very different, and I think it's very exciting. It's got a very, very sophisticated look to it. It's very much like the features. We're still trying to figure out how to put it on the air.
TV Guide: And you're going to do a hundred episodes?
Lucas: We're going to do a hundred episodes. I think we're on [No.] 40 right now. We'll probably end up with 50 to 60 episodes before we start to put it on the air. We'd like to put it on next fall, in about a year from now, but we'll see what happens.
TV Guide: Where do you see it living? How do you see this playing? Obviously it doesn't sound like a Saturday morning cartoon.
Lucas: Right now, we don't know. It's out there to people, and people are talking about it, but so far, everybody's got the same conundrums - "How do we program it? Where does it live? Where can we put something like this?" You know, it has to go after 9 o'clock and it can't be on a kiddie channel.
TV Guide: So you see it on a more mainstream channel or the Sci Fi Channel or something like that?
Lucas: Well, it's one of those things. Television is sort of bifurcated up into small niches and unless you fit in one of those niches, no one knows what to do with you. And, of course, I'm always outside the box, so it's like, "Uh-oh, we don't have a box for you." [Laughs] But it's Star Wars and it's really good, so I'm sure somehow or another, people will also start thinking outside the box and it will find its home.
TV Guide: What about your Star Wars live-action series for TV?
Lucas: Yes, I'm working on that. We're just going to start writing it in about a month from now, start doing scripts for it.
TV Guide: And where will that live in the Star Wars continuum relative to Clone Wars and relative to the films?
Lucas: Well, Clone Wars has got all the characters in it - Yoda and Anakin and Obi Wan and the Emperor and all that - so it's basically the movie. The live-action [series] is not the movie. It's the Star Wars universe, but it's characters from the saga who were [previously] minor, and it follows their stories. It's set between [movie episodes] III and IV, when the Empire has taken over. It's like Episode IV in that the Emperor and Darth Vader are heard about - people talk about them - but you never see them because it doesn't take place where they actually are. There are storm troopers and all that, but there are no Jedis. It's different, but I think it's very exciting because I get to explore a part of that universe that I haven't been able to explore. Once you have a saga, it's got a lot of requirements because it's about a particular [thing] - in this case, Darth Vader - and so it's his story from the time he's 10 to the time he died. You really can't go off that track because that's the story. Whereas now, I can make a left turn on 10th Street and go down there and see what's going on.
TV Guide: And how are you going to produce this one? Are you going to film a certain number? Are you going to have a deal with a network before you go ahead with filming?
Lucas: No, we'll do it just the same way that we're doing the animated series, which is we usually write a whole year first, and then we'll start shooting, and then we'll shoot the whole year and then once we've got [something to show], we'll see where we can put it. We're going to do a hundred of them, too. [It should be] easier [to place] than the animated one because it's live-action.
TV Guide: So you'll film before you get a commitment? Or how will that work?
Lucas: Well, we're doing these before we get a commitment, so we're just doing them on the faith that we're going to [sell them]. I mean, we're doing them ourselves, so we can finance them, we don't need to have a commitment of any kind. We're simply going to sell them.
TV Guide: Will you be looking for a network like an HBO to say, "We'll take all hundred"?
Lucas: Yeah, but they probably won't do that. [Laughs] Somebody might, but usually what they'll do is they'll take 13 or 26 and then see what happens and they'll take the next group.... If that group doesn't work, then we'll move to another place. Lucasfilm is basically acting as the production company.
TV Guide: Yeah, but usually a network will commission a single pilot off a script or pick.... Well, you know the process.
Lucas: Right - but I have enough confidence that this is good, and I'll make it really good, so I'm not too worried about that part of it. And if worse comes to worse, I'll end up with a lot of library product. [Laughs]
TV Guide: A whole lot of DVD stuff.
Lucas: Yeah. It's the San Francisco way of doing things: This is something I want to do, and I'm going to go ahead and do it. And how the system copes with it or how I mesh it into the system or how I manage to end up earning my money back and all that kind of stuff is a whole different problem that I don't think about at this stage. I just go and do what I want to do. I mean, even when I did the very first Star Wars, I was doing it [...]
TV Guide: It's kind of a golden moment in TV for sci-fi and fantasy right now. It seems like a good moment for you to be doing some of the things you love doing.
Lucas: Yeah! I'm excited about it. I mean, I can't wait to - I'm very excited about the animated series because it kind of, I think, pushes a whole different direction of 3-D animation. And then the live-action is going to be a real hoot to do because conceptually, it's so much more interesting than anything I've ever done before.
TV Guide: And just to be clear for people, when you say 3-D, you don't mean actual 3-D like with glasses....
Lucas: No, no, 3-D animated, which is sort of like Toy Story. The only thing out there that's sort of like it [on TV] is Jimmy Neutron. [...]
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter - Special Edition"... Und GameFront meldet...
George Lucas, Chef von LucasArts, sagte gegenüber AFP, dass ein Lichtschwert-Spiel für Wii unterwegs ist: 'Ein Wii-Spiel, in dem die Spieler virtuelle Lichtschwerter handhaben, ist in Sicht.' [...]
Bei AICN gibt es einen "Star Wars Animated: Tales of the New Republic" Teaser-Trailer, bei dem es sich offensichtlich um ein Fan-Produkt handelt... Wenn man sich allerdings bei BigBadToyStore.com die "Animated Star Wars"-Figuren betrachtet, kommen Zweifel auf...
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Das Imperium schlägt zurück - Special Edition"... Und Variety.com berichtet über eine ganz spezielle "Family Guy"-Episode...
Fox's animated hit will kick off its fifth season this September with an hourlong episode that retells the "Star Wars" saga using "Family Guy" characters.
Lucasfilm has blessed the event, which will have the Griffin family acting out all the key scenes and narrative from "Star Wars: A New Hope," the first installment of the franchise. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is a major "Star Wars" fan and was personally involved in getting Lucasfilm on board, an exec from 20th Century Fox TV said.
Not surprisingly, family patriarch Peter Griffin will play the role of Han Solo, while mom Lois will appear as Princess Leia. Evil baby Stewie will be Darth Vader, natch.
Brian the family dog will serve as Chewbaca, while son Chris is Luke. Robots R2-D2 and C-3PO will be handled by Cleveland and Quagmire, respectively, while creepy old guy Herbert gets the Obi- Wan character.
Plot of the episode has the Griffin family stuck at home during a blackout. With no TV to entertain them, Peter decides to tell a story --- leading to the "Star Wars" flashback. [...]
"Star Wars" feiert heute das 30-jährige Jubiläum... Der Offizielle Star Wars Blog berichtet über die Feierlichkeiten im Los Angeles Convention Center... Und auch das re-designte StarWars.com ist einen Besuch wert !!! Bei AICN wurden Gerüchte zu einem neuen "Star Wars"-Kinofilm widerlegt...
Bei AICN gibt es Infos zu einem neuen Video-Feature, welches die neue Version von StarWars.com ab kommendem Freitag bieten wird... Ganz nebenbei gibt es zwei geschnittene Szenen mit Biggs aus Episode IV - für alle, die diese noch nicht kennen...
CodenameRevolution.com meldete am 05.05.07, dass Großhändler LEGO Star Wars The Complete Saga von LucasArts für Wii in ihren Preislisten aufführen.
Jetzt listet der US-Händler CDUniverse den Titel auch für PS3, Xbox 360 und Nintendo DS mit dem Auslieferungstermin November 2007; er enthält voraussichtlich Lego Star Wars und Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - eine offizielle Ankündigung oder Bestätigung liegt noch nicht vor.
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Krieg der Sterne - Special Edition"...
Bei FOXNews.com gibt es ein Interview mit George Lucas...
[...] he is readying "Clone Wars," an animated series for TV that's derived from "Star Wars." Many "Star Wars" characters appear in "Clone Wars," but voiced by other actors.
And here's a little news: Lucas tells me he will make two more live-action films based in the "Star Wars" era.
"But they won't have members of the Skywalker family as characters," he said. "They will be other people of that milieu."
The two extra films will also be made for TV and probably be an hour long each. But, like "Clone Wars," Lucas doesn't know where on TV they will land. [...]
Der TV-Sender Kabel 1 zeigt heute um 12.40 Uhr "Die Ewoks: Karawane der Tapferen"...
Bei AICN gibt es Infos zu der Dokumentation "Heart of an Empire", die sich um die SW-Fan-Truppe "501st" dreht...
George Lucas came to the Museum of Television and Radio’s William S. Paley Festival Saturday night. The first 90 minutes of the two-hour event were devoted to "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and Lucas’ efforts to bring that series to DVD with accompanying documentaries and study guides.
There was interest in the project, but the crowd was clearly hungering also for details on the upcoming "Star Wars" TV projects.
They didn’t get a lot. Lucas spoke briefly of the upcoming animated "3D" "Clone Wars" series, describing the Cartoon Network’s earlier series of "Clone Wars" shorts as "a test."
He told the Paley audience that the upcoming animated series would "create the ambiance of the movies in cartoon form," noting that there is currently "nothing on TV quite like it."
He said his objective with the series was to "create a pretty good adventure, breaking all the rules."
He described the upcoming animated series as "episodic." "We don’t have to deal with the Skywalker story," he said. "There could be some episodes that have nothing but Clone Warriors in them."
He said he would produce 100 episodes of the animated "Clone Wars" series, "then make a deal to show them."
When asked to discuss the characters his upcoming live-action "Star Wars" series would focus upon, Lucas said that project was still "years away."
He also suggested that a "second animated series" might be produced before he got around to the live-action series.
"It’s one show that splits up into four shows," he said, "and each show will deal with a different character."
There was no follow-up, so immediately after the event I consulted with some of my fellow "AICN Jedi Council" members in attendance regarding that last statement. Everyone agreed that when Lucas spoke of the "one show that splits up into four shows," he seemed to be referring to the the live-action "Star Wars" TV series.
So does Lucas intend for the live-action "Star Wars" series to follow an "American Graffiti" structure, following four sets of characters in each episode? Or does he intend to revisit each set of characters every fourth episode? Or does he intend something else entirely?
So cryptic. But interesting.
"For me, the future is TV," Lucas told the Paley crowd. With features, he said, "the odds are so great, the risk is so high. I just want to have a good time."
YouTube.com bietet stets illustre Unterhaltung - natürlich auch in Sachen "Star Wars", beispielsweise der komplett handgemachte Angriff auf den Todesstern oder das
"Star Wars"-Medley auf der Ukulele !!!
Grüsse an Duke
Es gibt neue Infos, Videos und Bilder zum kommenden Actionvideospiel "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" für Xbox 360, P3, PS2, PSP und NDS, welches voraussichtlich im November 2007 erscheinen wird...
TheJawa.com zeigt ein "Star Wars"-Werbeplakat von der Toy Fair 2007, welches die kommenden "Star Wars" -Projekte ankündigt: 2007 - 30th Anniversary & The Force Unleashed, 2008 - Clone Wars Animation, 2009 - Live Action TV Series (mit Boba Fett !?!) !!! Bei GalacticHunter.com gibt es ein etwas besseres Bild von Yoda aus "Clone Wars 3D" !!! Yahoo! Finance berichtet über Hasbro's Einnahmen...
[...] Star Wars sales climbed 4.1 percent in the quarter. Although 2006 Star Wars sales fell to $284.9 million, a drop from $494.1 million the previous year when Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith was released, it was still the top boys' property in the industry for the second year in a row, Chief Executive Al Verrecchia said.
Looking ahead, Verrecchia said he expected Star Wars to continue to be a strong performer with Lucas planning a video release for this year's 30th anniversary, a Star Wars animated TV show next year and a live-action Star Wars TV show in 2009.
"He and his studio have a lot going on over the next several years to support the franchise," Verrecchia said. [...]
BusinessWeek hat durch einen Besuch bei LucasArts neue Infos zu kommenden Projekten erfahren.
Jedes Star Wars-Spiel soll nach Ansicht von Nancy MacIntyre (Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing bei LucasArts) ein Ereignis sein. Die Fans erwarten ein logisches Fortschreiten der Star Wars-Handlung, weshalb sich LucasArts verpflichtet sieht, nur etwa zwei Star Wars-Spiele pro Jahr zu veröffentlichen.
2007 soll es ein 'Mega-Spiel' geben, das sie Star Wars '07 nennt. Es handelt sich um das Next Generation-Spiel, zu dem in den letzten Monaten bereits Konzeptentwürfe und technische Trailer veröffentlicht wurden.
Außerdem soll es einen Titel für ein spezielles Star Wars-Publikum geben. Voraussichtlich wird es auch noch ein Star Wars-Handheld-Spiel geben.
2008 und 2009 kommt die Star Wars Animations-Serie ins Fernsehen, möglicherweise auch die Star Wars Live Action-Serie. Zu beiden Serien wird es deshalb wohl auch Spiele von LucasArts geben.
Die Marken Knights of the Old Republic und Battlefront sollen auch weiterhin wachsen und werden nicht vergessen. Es ist sehr wichtig für LucasArts, dass man diese beiden Serien ausbaut.
So sieht die Star Wars-Zukunft vor, dass es neue eigenständige Titel sowie neue Ableger und Teile zu bereits bestehenden Marken geben wird.
Star Wars '07 wird eine neue Marke sein, die neben Knights of the Old Republic und Battlefront bestehen wird.
LucasArts arbeitet für gewöhnlich ca. achtzehn Monate an einem Spiel und Star Wars '07 wird deshalb auch wie ein Kinofilm geplant: Für die Vermarktung werden (Fan-) Webseiten, 'Web-Docs' und Entwickler-Tagebücher etabliert sowie 'Hinter den Kulissen'-Material und viele weitere Informationen veröffentlicht, welche die Fans unbedingt haben wollen.
Es soll regelmäßig und oft neue Details geben, die u.a. auch auf StarWars.com erscheinen werden.
Heute erscheint die "Star Wars" Original-Trilogie auf DVD... Die Doppel-DVDs - nur für kurze Zeit erhältlich - enthalten jeweils die Original-Kinoversion und die Special Edition... Für nostalgische "Star Wars"-Fans ein Muss !!!
Ubisoft gibt die Entwicklung von Star Wars: Lethal Alliance für Nintendo DS und PSP bekannt. Das Action/Adventure soll im Dezember 2006 in Europa erscheinen [...]
Ubisoft teilt außerdem mit, dass man eine langfristige Lizenz-Partnerschaft mit LucasArts abgeschlossen hat.
Hollywoodreporter.com berichtet über die NY Licensing 2006 International Trade Show...
[...] Lucas Licensing, which had its strongest year ever last year for "Star Wars" consumer products with about $3 billion in worldwide retail sales, said it will be discussing its upcoming entertainment and marketing initiatives for the franchise with some of its 500 worldwide licensees at the show.
Among those initiatives are the first CG-animated "Star Wars" TV series slated for 2008, a live-action "Star Wars" series in preproduction, a new video game from LucasArts tied to the 30th anniversary of "Star Wars" that will be released in fall 2007, the release of the original versions of the first three "Star Wars" films on DVD singles in the fall and a new Lego "Star Wars" video game based on the original trilogy, also scheduled for fall. [...]
StarWars.com hat die Cover der kommenden DVDs von "Star Wars: Episode IV - Eine neue Hoffnung", "Star Wars: Episode V - Das Imperium schlägt zurück" und "Star Wars: Episode VI - Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter" (in der Original-Version) veröffentlicht...
MTV.com zitiert George Lucas...
[...] he's still working on his "Star Wars" 3-D theatrical project as well, but when asked when it might come out, he laughed. "I don't know!" he said. "Eventually. We're working on that technology, seeing if we can get that to work out."
Until then, he says he's curious to see what the reception will be for the upcoming limited-edition DVD release of the three original "Star Wars" films (see "Three Original 'Star Wars' Films (Finally) Coming To DVD - But Not For Long"). "It's just the original versions, as they were," Lucas said. "We didn't do anything to it at all. But we're not sure how many people want that."
IGN berichtet über "Star Wars: Force Unleashed" (Arbeitstitel), das 2007/2008 für die PlayStation3 erscheinen soll...
[...] Our favorite section of the entire demo, though, was easily the final pit stop. As we moved through the end of the museum and broke through a stained glass window, it was revealed that we were on the planet of Felucia -- the same world where Aayla Secura (aka Hottie McBlue Boobs) was taken out near the end of Episode III. The amazing thing was that the world was recreated perfectly. Pollen swooshed through the air, flora swayed in the breeze and reacted to provocation, a star Destroyed flew through the sky, and little touches like glistening dew and other such effects made the world feel all the more real (at a very high resolution I might add). [...]
Oliver Gubba schrieb uns...
Ab dem 12. September können Star Wars-Fans
aus der gesamten Galaxis die Spannung und Abenteuerlust der Star
Wars-Trilogie wie nie zuvor erleben - dank der Premiere von LEGO® Star Wars II: Die klassische Trilogie, einer neuen Serie von Spielzeugen und einem
Ereignis, auf das sie seit Jahren hoffen: die DVD-Erstveröffentlichung der
ursprünglichen Versionen der drei Filme, durch die die Star Wars-Saga ihren
Platz in den Herzen des Publikums gewann.
Als Reaktion auf die überwältigende Nachfrage von Seiten der Star Wars -
Fans bieten Lucasfilm Ltd. und Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
preislich attraktive, einzelne Doppel-DVD-Editionen von Star Wars: Episode
IV Eine neue Hoffnung, Episode V Das Imperium schlägt zurück und Episode VI
Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter. Was diese DVDs so besonders macht ist die
Tatsache, dass sie als zusätzliches Bonusmaterial die Originalfassung der
Filme enthalten, wie sie 1977, 1980 und 1983 in den Kinos gezeigt wurden.
Zusammen mit den spektakulär digital restaurierten und überarbeiteten Filmen
werden diese DVD-Versionen ab dem 12. September nur für kurze Zeit
erhältlich sein (die internationale Veröffentlichung wird für denselben Tag
geplant). Am 31. Dezember wandern die Originalfilme wieder in die Archive
von Lucasfilm zurück. Mit auf den DVDs der jeweiligen Doppel-DVD-Ausgaben
enthalten sind Kommentare von George Lucas und wichtigen anderen Personen
vor und hinter der Kamera.
"Im Laufe der Jahre haben uns wirklich zahllose Fans gesagt, dass sie
liebend gern die Originalversionen gucken und besitzen würden, an die sie
sich noch aus dem Kino erinnern", so Jim Ward, President bei LucasArts und
Senior Vice President bei Lucasfilm Ltd. "Wir haben uns in die Archive von
Lucasfilm begeben, um eine umfassende Suche nach Originalmaterial zu
starten, das sich auf DVD präsentieren lässt. Wir sind sehr aufgeregt, dass
wir das jetzt den Fans bieten und so auf ihre andauernde Begeisterung für
Star Wars reagieren können. Zusammen mit einem neuen interaktiven Abenteuer
macht diese Veröffentlichung den 12. September zu einem Tag, den sich alle
Star Wars-Fans in ihren Kalendern rot markieren sollten."
Die Originalfassungen der Filme der Star Wars-Trilogie werden in Dolby 2.0
Surround-Sound präsentiert, während die digital überarbeiteten Versionen in
Dolby Digital 5.1 auf den DVDs enthalten sind. Alle drei Filme - sowohl in
der Originalfassung als auch in der restaurierten Version - sind in den USA
komplett mit Untertiteln für Hörgeschädigte und Untertiteln in englischer,
französischer und spanischer Sprache ausgestattet. International können die
Sound- und Untertitel-Angebote regional variieren. [...]
Wie Moviehole meldet, denkt Rick McCallum bereits laut über einen weiteren "Star Wars"-Film nach, in dem die Skywalkers aber höchstwahrscheinlich keine Rolle mehr spielen werden... Evtl. Kopfgeldjäger !?! Und noch eine gute Nachricht: Laut HomeMediaRetailing.com veröffentlicht Fox auf nachdrücklichen Wunsch der Fans die Original-Trilogie am 12. September 2006 als limitierte Einzel-DVDs...
[...] This time, the three films will be available individually and appear on DVD exactly as they did in their initial theatrical runs - Star Wars in 1977, The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983.
Each release, distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, will be a two-disc set that also includes the digitally tweaked 2004 edition. The DVDs will only be available through Dec. 31.
Lucasfilm said the decision to revisit the trilogy came about "in response to overwhelming demand."
"See the title crawl to Star Wars before it was known as Episode IV - A New Hope; see the pioneering, if dated, motion-control model work on the attack on the Death Star; groove to Lapti Nek or the Ewok Celebration song like you did when you were a kid; and, yes, see Han Solo shoot first," according to Lucasfilm. [...]
[...] "Star Wars" is returning to the big screen, says The Hollywood Reporter. Though rumoured plenty of times for another re-release, the trade announcement pretty much locks it in for Eddie.
Just a few years after the enormously-successfully ‘Special Edition’ re-issues, the original 1977 space opera is eyeing another date with the multiplex. (And Mark Hammil couldn’t be happier). Again, Lucas will be using the re-release to show off some new toys - In this case, 3-D technology.
Though the trade only states that "Star Wars : A New Hope" will be getting the re-release treatment in 3D, earlier reports suggested that Lucas would also be tinkering with the sequels, and putting them out a year apart from one another. [...]
LucasArts bereitet nach einem Bericht der New York Times ein Star Wars-Spiel mit Darth Vader vor, eine Plattform wurde nicht genannt.
Der Projektleiter des neuen Star Wars-Titels ist Haden Blackman: Er entwarf eine neue Handlung, die tiefer in die Geschichte von Darth Vader eintaucht. Ein Demo bekam die New York Times bereits zu sehen, die offizielle Enthüllung findet voraussichtlich auf der E3 im Mai statt. Release: TBA
Bei CS! gibt es eine schöne Zusammenfassung aktueller Ereignisse im "Star Wars"-Universum, u.a. gibt es neue Infos zu den kommenden TV-Serien...
[...] Like the animated series, the live action series has been progressing rapidly and quietly. This past August, Lucas and McCallum were in Sydney discussing shooting it there (Lucas visited the set of Superman Returns in August while there). Amid the flurry of reports on the show, TheForce.Net put together a pretty good recap of what is confirmed about the series:
- The "Star Wars" live action television show will consist of 100 hours ( or 100 1 hour each episodes )
- The "Star Wars" live action television show will be based on secondary characters with possible cameos by some movie characters
- The "Star Wars" live action television show will take place between Episode 3 & 4
- The "Star Wars" live action television show will be done at the pricepoint of 1 million dollars per episode
- The "Star Wars" live action television show will start filming in 2008
What's not confirmed but rumored is that the show will have comic character Quinlan Vos make an appearance. Jedi Master Vos was spared a grisly death in "Revenge of the Sith." Lucas had a scene depicting his death on Kashyyyk storyboarded, but he spared the character at the last minute. (The comics show him escaping the clonetroopers and later having a newborn son while in hiding.) Will he play a prominent role in the TV series or is it a fan's hope? Expect more news to trickle out from Lucasfilm's presentation at the San Diego Comic Con in July. [...]
[...] Ray Park, best known as the cherry-faced Darth Maul in "Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace", says he has just returned - albeit briefly - to the world of George Lucas’s space phenomenon.
Park tells IESB.net that he shot just a cameo in the movie "Fanboys", a film about a group of kids that go on a cross-country journey to the Skywalker ranch to watch the first "Star Wars" prequel. "I did a cameo in that", he tells. "I play a THX-guard leader. It’s just a homage to what I’ve done (in Phantom Menace)".
Originally, says Park, director Kevin Smith and "Star Wars" icon Mark Hamill were also supposed to play security guards in the scene too. "It would have been a lot of fun, I was looking forward to working with those guys". Instead, William Katt of "The Greatest American Hero" fame, ended up doing the scene with Park.
(I can tell you a couple of other "Star Wars" faves that will be making appearances in the film too - Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams - and some fab Non-Wars actors too, like Christopher McDonald ("The Faculty"), Danny Trejo ("Desperado"), and David Denman ("The Office"). Not bad at all).
As for whether Darth Maul may make a return appearance in the upcoming "Star Wars" TV series, Park says he’s definitely up for it. "If they asked me to come back and play Darth Maul, either before or afterwards, I’d love to do it because seeing some of the different concepts of Darth Maul in the past now, got me really excited, and I’d like to show something different [of him]".
Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Episode II"...
Bei TIME.com gibt es ein lesenswertes Interview mit George Lucas, in dem u.a. auch über "Star Wars" in 3-D gesprochen wurde...
G.L. [...] When you see a 3D movie, you assume it’s a higher-quality movie and it’s something you don’t see on television. Now the television show I’m working on, the Star Wars television show, is 3D.
R.C. When you said you were going to do Star Wars in 3D, do you mean in the old-fashioned 3D?
G.L. Yeah, with glasses and everything. [...]
Empire Online sprach mit Rick McCallum, u.a. über die kommende "Star Wars" TV-Serie...
[...] "That’s not going to happen probably for another year and a half while we develop scripts and everything else. But it’s fantastic; we’ve got some incredible writers. It’s going to be much darker, much more character-based, and I think it’s going to be everything the fans always wanted the prequels to be. They’ll be one-hour episode. It takes place between Episodes III and IV. It’s going to be all-new characters, maybe a few bounty hunters in there to start the series off." [...]
Der diesjährige People's Choice Award, ausgelobt vom US-Fernsehsender CBS, geht an "Star Wars: Episode III - Die Rache der Sith". In der alljährlich stattfindenden Wahl konnten Filmfreunde direkt im Internet für ihren Lieblingstitel votieren. [...]
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