What do you do if you’ve created Star Wars, made loads of money, disappointed everyone with Jar Jar Binks, tied up all the loose-ends of the Skywalker family and tried to forget all about Howard the Duck?
Well, if you’re George Lucas- which you’re not – you decide to make a Star Wars TV show…? no, not ’80s cartoon Droids or recent effort, Clone Wars, but a proper live-action thing with loads of CGI.
Lucas announced his intention to produce a programme set between the events of Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope back in 2005. However, things aren’t quite going to plan.
The future of the project is now uncertain.
“The live action TV show is kind of on hold because we have scripts, but we don’t know how to do them.”
Lucas, as ever, has a very big idea and concept behind the stories and naturally, budget restraints are making it difficult to realise what he has in that head of his.
“They literally are Star Wars, only we’re going to have to try to do them a tenth the cost.”
“It’s a huge challenge, a lot bigger than what we thought it was gonna be.”
Still, it isn’t all holding fire at Lucasfilm.
There’s great news that Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who brought us Robot Chicken, are developing an animated Star Wars comedy with Lucasfilm.
If you haven’t seen the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials, take a gander here…