Who's ready to explore the dark seedy underworld of George Lucas' Coruscant? New details about the mysterious, live-action Star Wars TV show have surfaced, comparing it to the The Godfather. Which means two things: alien gangsters and space hookers!
In an interview with the Czech Position LucasFilm producer Rick McCallum spilled quite a few details about the hotly anticipated Star Wars TV series. First and foremost, he explained a little bit more about what would be going on in the series, and whom it would focus on:
"It takes place between episodes three and four, when Luke Skywalker was growing up as a teenager, but it has nothing to do with Luke... Basically, it is like ‘The Godfather'; it's the Empire slowly building up its power base around the galaxy, what happens in Coruscant, which is the major capital, and it's [about] a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution."
We'd love to see a darker side of Star Wars - let's just hope the script steers clear of tedious politico gabbing. But don't get too excited yet — McCallum also admitted that the whole project is now on hold for another three or four years while the crew finds a way to film this ambitious project without breaking the bank.
"We have 50 hours of third-draft scripts, but the problem we have is there is a lot of digital animation; we don't have the technology yet to be able to do them at a price that is safe for television. Since we would be financing them, it would be suicide for us to do this [now]. So we are going to wait three or four years."
We would ask them to pull on the ear of Frank Darabont — his Walking Dead VFX team may not have been cheap but they certainly created amazing scenes with the footage they worked on.