Star Wars Live-action TV series gets a title

Wheeljack35 - January 11, 2012
It's been rumored and developed and teased for years, and it's not any nearer actually going into production. But producer Rick McCallum has just confirmed to IGN, that the live-action Star Wars TV series is still a go, and he even revealed the working title. It's Star Wars: Underworld.

What it means is crime syndicates and gangsters... and maybe bounty hunters.

"The scripts take place between episodes III and IV," says McCallum. "It's that twenty-year period when Luke is growing up. It's not about Luke, but it's about that period when the Empire is really trying to take things forward. It's called Underworld - that's the working title ( Remember Return of the Jedi was Revenge of the Jedi?)- and it's underneath what's going on: the criminals and the gangs that are running everything.

"The prequels only cost $100m each, which in Hollywood is nothing," McCallum claims, "but this is really tough, because we're trying to put the same effects and technology from those two-hour films, into one-hour episodes, and do it every week for $5m an episode.

"We have fifty unbelievable scripts. Each episode is bigger than any of the prequels were, and they're complex and dark and adult. But right now, technologically, there's no way we can do them for that $5m: there's so much digital animation, because we have so many digital characters. So I think the idea is just that we hold off, wait and see if there are any major breakthroughs in the next year or two, and once we can come up with some virtual set software that allows us to travel anywhere, we'll revisit. We'll get there. I just hope I live long enough!"

Source IGN


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