By Krystal McGee |Staff Writer|
In a galaxy somewhere near us, George Lucas is creating a new live action television series about “Star Wars”.
The television show is supposed to pick up the action in between the end of his second trilogy, “Revenge of the Sith” and the beginning of his first trilogy, “A New Hope”.
The show is also supposed to feature new characters along with the legendary characters; Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie.
In 2007 Lucas started writing a portion of the live action series and now that its 2011, he explained that, “We have 50 hours and we’re just waiting to figure out a different way of making movies, a different technology that we can use, that will make it economically feasible to shoot the show.”
To make it feasible, Lucas has to figure out a way of producing the episodes at about a tenth of the cost of a feature-length film.
Lucas said that when he finally does figure out the problem, it will dramatically affect lots of feature-length movies since most cost between $150-$200 million to make, but could be dropped down to $50-$60 million.
Lucas is looking for a technology so he can launch his live action series and in the meanwhile the footage is sitting on a shelf somewhere.
Fans everywhere have a live action “Star Wars” television show to look forward to in the near future.
When you might ask? Well the technology portion of the show is missing, so it’s probably light years away from this galaxy.
But while you wait, Cartoon Network is still airing the animated “Star Wars” series, “The Clone Wars”.
George Lucas has future plans with his “Star Wars” movies as well. He wants to convert his original films to 3D; he has plans on re-releasing all of them to theaters with the enhanced screen experience.
The first film in the franchise was originally released in 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals
Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy’s final film, the first in a new prequel trilogy of films was released, again at three-year intervals, with the final film released in 2005.