Dark Horse to adapt George Lucas' original Star Wars screenplay

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  1. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No, ignore the date on the calendar. This story is actually legit.

    From the official press release:

    TheForce.net

    And here's some sample art from the comic:

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    Those familiar with Ralph McQuarrie's concept art for the first movie will notice some familiar imagery. :techman:

    I'm not much a comic buyer myself, but I'm seriously considering getting this.
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That actually looks pretty cool.
     
  3. CorporalCaptain

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    Excellent, if true.
     
  4. J.T.B.

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    I hope it's heavy on the "adapt," because those early drafts... The characters and dialogue are pretty rough, and a lot of the less-popular aspects of the PT movies (awkward exposition, needlessly convoluted politics...) are there in embryonic form.

    The art looks a lot like how I'd pictured it in my mind, though. I'm going to put that down as a "buy."
     
  5. Skywalker

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    It's things like this that make me hope Dark Horse doesn't lose their license to produce Star Wars tie-ins now that Disney (who own Marvel) now controls the property. This looks very promising. :techman:
     
  6. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I've read a synopsis of the first screenplay draft before--the story was simply too big and epic in scope to fit into just one movie.

    I think a lot of the fun will be seeing how certain things (particularly characters) were originally supposed to be like and how parts of the original story wound up being inserted into different movies.
     
  7. JD

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    This has the potentially to be really cool. It'll definitely be interesting to compare it to what we ended up getting.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    This is true, this was announced at the Dark Horse Wonder Con panel on Sunday. Most likely Dark Horse going out in a blaze of glory before the rights revert back to Disney/Marvel. I'm very excited about this.
     
  9. Mysterion

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    How freakin' cool is that! I want it now, damnit.
     
  10. C.E. Evans

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    Or the rights stays with Dark Horse and they're just putting forth new titles to replace earlier ones that are no longer in production (Invasion is over--perhaps for an obvious reason now--and I think Knight Errant is wrapped up or on indefinite hiatus).
     
  11. Toxteth O´Grady

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    This sounds great!

    I love the early Ralph McQuarrie paintings that were done before George Lucas finished his shooting script. Hopefully a lot of the artwork will be derived from that.
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    Oh sure, put this out but he shits on the original movies.

    Seriously though, it looks like a neat project.
     
  13. theenglish

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    Is that the work from A New Hope with the 3PO Prototype or is there other work out there? I would love a link if there is.
     
  14. sidious618

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    Sounds awesome. Will definitely be picking this up.
     
  15. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    There were twenty or so originally, you can see some here but I don't know of a site with them all in one place; you can probably Google them up here and there. There's the art deco 3PO in the desert, "Luke" in an air mask vs. Vader with lightsabers, the Y-wing above the Death Star, "Cloud City" in gray clouds which was originally supposed to be in the first movie, a showdown in the cantina, "Luke" overlooking Mos Eiseley from a cliff under two suns, stormtroopers with lightsabers and shields waiting around a corner near the docking bay, bow-angle blockade-runner-style Millennium Falcon in Imperial docking bay with clouds visible outside, the exterior of the Yavin temple, ground crews working on Y-wings with a planet filling the sky, blockade-runner-style Falcon in Imperial docking bay reverse angle (showing her engine tubes), the sandcrawler, "Luke" and "Leia" at the edge of the abyss, "Death Star" elevators at the edge of abyss, Falcon visible through entrance in Mos Eiseley docking bay (originally blockade-runner-style but changed), the sand people, X-wings going down the trench away from the viewer, X-wing pursued by a TIE above DS surface, TIE pilot from behind looking into targeting scope with DS visible outside, the throne room interior and a few more I'm forgetting.
     
  16. theenglish

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    Thanks, there are several pieces there that I had not seen before.
     
  17. TREK_GOD_1

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    Very interesting choice. I think it will be worth picking up.
     
  18. Stevil2001

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    Yeah, Knight Errant is done. I never even got around to reading it!
     
  19. PsychoPere

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    On that topic, Dark Horse VP of Publishing Randy Stradley said the following at WonderCon:
    He also has some thoughts to offer on this miniseries, and the article covers the other projects that Dark Horse talked about at their panel this weekend.
     
  20. Sketcher

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    Where is the "jumping up and down like a giddy schoolgirl" smiley??

    I read Lucas' first draft when I was 15 and loved it, mostly for the "ah-ha" moments where you see elements that would make their way into the OT/PT. But the script also has a very epic space opera tone that I can't wait to see translated visually.