Nobody wanted to freely admit it-- at the risk of sounding like the uber-nerd --but the animated two-part series Star Wars Clone Wars was one great series to watch. After finding enormous buzz on television, both volumes were released to DVD and gobbled up off retailer shelves.
Since Lucas is currently on his anti-big-budget film crusade (here), both the planned television series for Star Wars, a CG animated series and a live-action series, may soon be getting a little extra attention from the director.
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FilmForce recently reported on the current updates for both Star Wars television series' currently in the works. The report states that Lucas is considering all his options of which channel(s) he would like to distribute each series through. With so many options available today including TV and iTunes podcasts, we should count on Lucas to choose the one that makes the most skrilla; not that we can blame him.
"I really think you can do [dynamic action] in episodic TV now," says Sansweet. "It's interesting because a lot of the techniques that George used in Episode 1, for example, were things that he developed in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles — some of the special effects techniques of crowd, doubling, tripling, quadrupling the size. With computer animation and storage and rendering getting faster and faster, I think you'll be able to see some of the things you see in the movies be transferred to the TV.
The report ends by stating that we can expect the animated series for Star Wars by the fall of 2007. The live-action series you ask? Well, we don't talk about that (no date announced, though we earlier reported that we shouldn't expect anything till late 2008).
One thing that surprises me is that there has been no mention of the Star Wars trilogies being re-released in 3D. The initial report was that we could expect them to begin releasing in 2007 until all six films had been shown. This, at least to me, seemed like a quick buck as the theatres should most likely fill with fans of new and old to check out Star Wars in stunning 3D. However, we have received no word since. How hard is it to reprint the film in 3D format?
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Stay tuned for updates.