Posts Tagged 'George Lucas'

Looks like a live-action STAR WARS series might actually happen

I’ve learned to never get my hopes up when it comes to George Lucas, but it looks like he’s finally going to deliver on the promise of a live-action Star Wars series, set to take place between episodes III and IV.  According to Aint It Cool News, Lucas has started casting

I would really like to know the names of the writers Lucas has assembled to put this together — it could tell a lot about what he’s shooting for.  I don’t see anything up in IMDB yet, but a search for “Star Wars” yields 116 results, so I might have missed it. 

So, as with J.J. Abram’s Star Trek and Dark Tower projects, I’m maintaining cautious optimism.  C’mon, it’s Star Wars.  A nerd just can’t help himself.

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Where Have You Gone, George Lucas?

Can anymore be said about George Lucas?  A new documentary, The People vs. George Lucas, thinks there is.  Either that, or it’s a chance for fans and critical producers to unload a serious consignment of anger, frustration and confusion at a man whom many believe betrayed a generation of filmgoers. 

Assembling interviews with Skywalking author Dale Pollock, producer Gary Kurtz, actor David Prowse, as well as a wide assortment of fandom, the documentary film takes a critical gander at the creator of Star Wars, his mad push into merchandizing, his choppy career, and the poor reception of his prequel trilogy. 

The myth behind the maker makes for a story as compelling as his farm boy fairy tale.  Ask any three fans (…more)