Is the Secret Apprentice going to get his big-screen debut? Rumors circulating over at Skywalker Ranch seem to be pointing to yet another Star Wars movie undertaking. If you've had a chance to tackle the new video game you know the main character is meaty enough for his own DVD release, but a whole major-budget film? I'm not so sure about that.The game's project leader, Haden Blackmen told the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog that the possibility of a Force Unleashed flick isn't a completely left field idea:
And it's not impossible. Never say never. George [Lucas] has looked to tell new ‘Star Wars' stories through the games and with the entire Star Wars Expanded Universe, and then he has also shown a willingness to let the characters come into the films. Look at Aayla Secura, a creation in the comic books who became part of the theatrical films.
Which is a great point, if there is money to be made Lucas will take it (and FU has sold millions of games so I think we can dub this video game a relative success). I'm all for this movie being made, if it's straight to DVD. Or what if they just looped all of the videos from the game together onto a separate disk? I'd watch that. Bottom line, the Secret Apprentice and his gang are cool and worth a little more love and attention, but there's no reason to be bringing full-fledged feature film business into this.