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STAR WARS television series update from George Lucas

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
May 26th, 2011

It goes without saying that the STAR WARS series is one of the biggest franchises in existence. The films changed the way that special effects work, and told one of the grandest stories in film. Not only that, but they are generally universally loved and generations of fans have obsessed over them for years.

There has been talk of a live-action series for years, and in 2009 creator George Lucas admitted that the series would take place in between the third and fourth film. Now we have an update from Lucas himself. Apparently, a lot more progress has been made than we ever expected, unfortunately it doesn't seem like we are any closer to the series being released. The issue seems to be purely money-related.

Here's a quote from Lucas:

"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 so it is economically feasible to shoot the show. Right now it looks like the Star Wars features, but we have to figure out a way of making it for about a tenth the cost of the features, because it’s television. And we’re working toward that and we’re continuing to work toward that and we will get there at some point. But it’s just a very, very difficult process."

It's kind of amazing that there is that much planned already, but it doesn't do us any good if they can't make the show affordable. This has always been one of the biggest concerns with the series since its announcement - how will they make a lo-fi Star Wars show actually work? As far as we can tell, that concern was legitimate.

Maybe this is a hint that they should put more focus into another film. Possibly even go with one of the Timothy Zahn stories. Okay, now I'm just dreaming.

Either way, you can check out the video of the interview below.


Source Ain't It Cool, via Joblo

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