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Star Wars: Underworld

A live action Star Wars TV series could be on screens in the next few years, that is if enough money can be raised.

Though there are no official plans to film the show, no one has been cast and no sets have been made, it has been announced that fifty scripts have been written for the show that would take place between the third and fourth films and feature none of the main characters from the movies.  So what’s the problem, why must we wait?  Well Lucasfilm say that the huge budget necessary to create the project is the only thing holding them back and that when they find a way to make it on a budget of 5 million per episode they will go into production.

The money is needed for the large amount of visual effects they’d need to create all the animated characters and backgrounds.  Here’s a thought, try practical effects like back in the good old days.  Though if that’s not the look they want, it is their show and they should be happy with it, but I think that too much reliance on digital effects makes film makers lazy.  If they were to pump money into the project and go all out, there is no way they’d make a profit or even break even and they know it.  Especially if Lucasfilm’s fear, that the show would be cancelled by a network before it found an audience, comes true.  This would result in the money, which they are willing to invest themselves, being lost.

They said that they will revisit the idea in a year or two and see if it’s financially sound to move ahead with the project.  For those fans who are cringing at the idea of another, potentially bad, addition to the Star Wars saga, don’t be as this one focus’s the rise of the Empire and is much darker than the prequel series.  Though no characters have been officially confirmed, fans have been speculating and have come up with some characters they’d like to see; including Boba Fett and Sam Witwer as Starkiller, though I’d consider the second one impossible as it would mess up the time line.  The story will follow the criminal, Godfather like, underworld that developed after the collapse of the Republic.

The working title for the show is Star Wars: Underworld.

What do you think?  Would you like to see this show be made?  Who do you think should be in it?  Will you watch it if it gets made?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow, click the like button and follow me on Twitter.

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One response

  1. Amy

    5 million an episode is mind blowing. I doubt they will find the money for it although it would be a good thing if they did. I’d definitely watch it.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

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