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DrNASA writes "George Lucas says that 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."
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Lucas To Make New Live Action Star Wars Films

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  • Re:Oh, boy! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 09, 2007 @07:13PM (#19059929)
    It is very likely that the piece simply refers to the two television series being put together, lucas calls them "live action films for tv". Try the dreaded aint-it-cool-news.com site for more details. (Nothing new to see here, move along or be pain-rayed...)
  • TV not theaters (Score:5, Informative)

    by Dr. Eggman (932300) on Wednesday May 09, 2007 @07:13PM (#19059935)
    He said they will be for TV, similar to the Clone Wars series, and about 1 hour long each. He's already said he resigned from making [theater] films and Indy 4 will be his last involvement.
  • Help me here... (Score:2, Informative)

    by iknownuttin (1099999) on Wednesday May 09, 2007 @07:20PM (#19060015)
    FTF: Gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center for this spectacular annual event were: "Star Wars" director Lucas with his lady-friend Melody Hobson; presidential hopeful John Edwards with his wife Elizabeth; Queen Raina of Jordan,


    But of course, we were most interested in talking with George Lucas, the affable genius film director who occasionally graces us in New York with an appearance. Lucas is absolutely one of my favorite people, a lovely guy who seems unaffected by his enormous success. Lucas is currently preparing "Indiana Jones 4" with Harrison Ford, Blanchett and Shia LaBoeuf. The latter plays Ford's son, which means his mother was possibly the character Karen Allen played in "Raiders of the Lost Ark." "I can't say," Lucas said when I brought up Allen. Lucas says that Sean Connery still hasn't signed on, but his character, Indy's dad, is in the script. Other than that, his lips are sealed. "Steven thinks we can keep the whole thing a secret," Lucas told me. "I explained to him that it's impossible nowadays. We can't live like that." So then, tell me more about "Indy 4," I suggested. "Oh no," replied Lucas with a smile. Lucas told me he has seen all the summer movies since his company, Industrial Light and Magic, does most of the special effects. The only one they didn't work on was "Spider-Man 3." What did he think of it? "It's silly. It's a silly movie," he said. "There just isn't much there. Once you take it all apart, there's not much story, is there?" Well, it's not "Star Wars." "People thought 'Star Wars' was silly, too," he added, with a wink. "But it wasn't." Lucas, by the way, says 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. Hello, HBO and Showtime. It may be time to pony up.

    Help me out here...How's this a story?

    This is just PR GARBAGE!

  • EWOKS! (Score:2, Informative)

    by Jabbrwokk (1015725) <grant...j...warkentin@@@gmail...com> on Wednesday May 09, 2007 @07:35PM (#19060189) Homepage Journal
    It's 1984 [imdb.com] and 1985 [imdb.com] all over again!
  • by MsGeek (162936) on Wednesday May 09, 2007 @09:15PM (#19061229) Homepage Journal
    The "Clone Wars" shorts gave me back my love of Star Wars. Unfortunately Genndy Tartakovsky is not involved in the upcoming CGI series but from what I understand the people at the helm of that (no, not Lucas, Lucas is just bankrolling it) are similarly SW fans with a major love of animation as a form of cinema.

    If these movies have a prayer of being good, he should pay Lawrence Kasdan silly money to write the screenplay, point him in the direction he wants him to write, and stand back and let him do it. Or maybe Paul Dini, with similar lack of interference from Lucas.

    From what I understand, these movies will be set between Episode III and the original Star Wars. (I refuse to call it Episode IV...that was the first damn movie, dammit.) And they will have lots of action. Like the animated shorts. Just keep Lucas away from the script. And for crissake keep him away from writing dialogue. Please.

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