Star Wars Live Action Show on Hold… UGH!

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According to /film it looks like the Star Wars live action film is on hold. Depending on how you feel about this, it could be really good or really bad. I’m leaning toward bad, since I’ve been teased with this fucking thing for at least five years now. Even if it sucks, I just want to see the damned thing already.

Here’s why the show is on a bit of a hold from George Lucas:

The live action TV show is kind of on hold because we have scripts, but we don’t know how to do them. They literally are Star Wars, only we’re going to have to try to do them at a tenth the cost. And it’s a huge challenge, a lot bigger than what we thought it was gonna be.

Wait… a show the size and scope and backing of people who just love expensive special effects is going to be really expensive? No way! Seriously, they didn’t see this as a problem? There’s got to be a way here, fellas. If they can make the revival of Battlestar Galactica look kick ass, they can make a Star Wars show with the reduced cost of all that in-house FX. But what do I know? I’m only the coolest geek on the planet, not the smartest.

And in case you’re wondering, I have zero interest in the announced Star Wars animated comedy series. Maybe if I saw it and didn’t hate it I might like it, but seriously why keep over saturating the market with garbage?

Thanks to: /film

  • It’s probably for the best. If Lucas wants to make it, he needs to appoint a showrunner and be more of a high-level executive producer. And honestly, Young Indiana Jones was not that awesome. I love the idea of following more day-to-day life and less Jedi stuff, but I don’t think it’ll ever happen.

  • Vincent

    I figured that they would do less Jedi stuff just because it would cost less, but you have to think that Vader would show up once in awhile to kill one of them off.

    The Young Indiana Jones show was my original fear about the show too, Chris. I think the difference being that show was made primarily for kids to learn history as opposed to sell toys, comics, video games, ect. or to tell a good Indiana Jones story.