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Occupy Tatooine? Live action Star Wars TV show to focus on the criminal 1%

01.09.2012

While the live action STAR WARS tv show isn't going to be happening anytime soon, producer Rick McCallum sure likes to keep talking about it. He already let us know that 50 hours of scripts exist for the project back in June even though it's potentially years from release, and now he's teasing us with a name and more details.

During an interview with IGN he told them that the working title of the show is "Star Wars: Underworld", and that it focuses on the criminal enterprises of the universe.

"It's underneath what's going on. It's the criminals and the gangs that are running -like Wall Street- basically running the United States."

It's an interesting interview, where he talks about the problems with budget for a special-effects laden show like this, as well as the issues they'd face at various networks and platforms. Check it out below.

Source: IGN

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5:48PM on 01/10/2012
I ended up enjoying The Clone Wars when I thought I wouldn't so I'll probably end up enjoying this if they ever get it made.
I ended up enjoying The Clone Wars when I thought I wouldn't so I'll probably end up enjoying this if they ever get it made.
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2:30AM on 01/11/2012
see the 2d cartoon of Clone Wars - it's much better than the CGI Clone Wars show.
see the 2d cartoon of Clone Wars - it's much better than the CGI Clone Wars show.
1:56PM on 01/10/2012

The Force is weak with this one

How can there be budget concerns with such a low profile planet like Tatooine? Go ahead and pony out the cash to make something epic! They know they will get their money back, wtf? SWTOR Rules. Jaesin - Assassins of Sion
How can there be budget concerns with such a low profile planet like Tatooine? Go ahead and pony out the cash to make something epic! They know they will get their money back, wtf? SWTOR Rules. Jaesin - Assassins of Sion
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9:26AM on 01/10/2012
Rick McCallum? I have a bad feeling about this.
Rick McCallum? I have a bad feeling about this.
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5:46AM on 01/10/2012
i so happen to think that this would be a great show, there are so many villains in Star Wars that this would probably work.
i do hope this gets made, sooner rather than later :)
i so happen to think that this would be a great show, there are so many villains in Star Wars that this would probably work.
i do hope this gets made, sooner rather than later :)
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4:43AM on 01/10/2012
Rick "Every single image has so many things going on" McCallum? He has always been good for the Star Wars franchise! *Irony*
Rick "Every single image has so many things going on" McCallum? He has always been good for the Star Wars franchise! *Irony*
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10:05PM on 01/09/2012

little late than never....

when this eventuall hits in the spring of 2085, nobody will remember what "Occupy" anything meant... good for Rick... lets make an episode about Dagobah about the Cold War Cuban missile Crisis next since that's fairly timely.
when this eventuall hits in the spring of 2085, nobody will remember what "Occupy" anything meant... good for Rick... lets make an episode about Dagobah about the Cold War Cuban missile Crisis next since that's fairly timely.
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9:30PM on 01/09/2012
Shouldn't the title of this entry read "the imaginary 1%" if it wants to be reflective of reality?
Hilarious. George Lucas and his minions preaching about fantasy based percentages? The guy's worh 3.25 billion. [link]
Way to alienate the productive class that has been purchasing all your stupid capitalist Star Wars merchandising for decades.
Besides, by the time this show comes out the clueless smelly hippie contingency that blights U.S. politics will be out of style.
Like leisure
Shouldn't the title of this entry read "the imaginary 1%" if it wants to be reflective of reality?
Hilarious. George Lucas and his minions preaching about fantasy based percentages? The guy's worh 3.25 billion. [link]
Way to alienate the productive class that has been purchasing all your stupid capitalist Star Wars merchandising for decades.
Besides, by the time this show comes out the clueless smelly hippie contingency that blights U.S. politics will be out of style.
Like leisure suits.
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9:28PM on 01/09/2012
This doesn't sound like a bad idea for a side story line in a Star Wars TV series, but I can't get my full enthusiasm around a Star Wars TV series that seems to dismiss all the things I love about Star Wars. Give me a show about Jedi and Sith, Grand Moffs and Mon Calamari Admirals, Alliance and the Empire. Tie-Fighters and X-wings. Frozen planets and desert wastlands. ...Then I'll eagrely eat up a side story about the Coruscant crime syndicates.
This doesn't sound like a bad idea for a side story line in a Star Wars TV series, but I can't get my full enthusiasm around a Star Wars TV series that seems to dismiss all the things I love about Star Wars. Give me a show about Jedi and Sith, Grand Moffs and Mon Calamari Admirals, Alliance and the Empire. Tie-Fighters and X-wings. Frozen planets and desert wastlands. ...Then I'll eagrely eat up a side story about the Coruscant crime syndicates.
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8:42PM on 01/09/2012
Good ol' Rick McCallum. I remember hanging on this guy's every word during the pre-production days of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. He certainly more than "broke even" on the PT. I can't believe they're really still looking to go ahead with this live action tv show.
Good ol' Rick McCallum. I remember hanging on this guy's every word during the pre-production days of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. He certainly more than "broke even" on the PT. I can't believe they're really still looking to go ahead with this live action tv show.
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8:13PM on 01/09/2012

Ugh.

*big eye roll*
*big eye roll*
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8:01PM on 01/09/2012
He is absolutely right about Nielson and ratings. It's all smoke and mirrors.
He is absolutely right about Nielson and ratings. It's all smoke and mirrors.
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7:30PM on 01/09/2012
Rick McCallum's face makes me want to punch baby seals. I'll never forget his "every frame is so dense, it has SO MUCH going on" quote about the prequels, as if it were a great thing. Fuck that man.
Rick McCallum's face makes me want to punch baby seals. I'll never forget his "every frame is so dense, it has SO MUCH going on" quote about the prequels, as if it were a great thing. Fuck that man.
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7:03PM on 01/09/2012
Opinion: I would rather watch a TV show about the Old Republic, meatbag.
Opinion: I would rather watch a TV show about the Old Republic, meatbag.
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6:42PM on 01/09/2012
While I don't think that sounds like that horrible of an idea, with the right spin, I think that could really work, however McCallum is as much to blame for the prequels as Lucas is. An actual producer should have stepped up to the plate and been able to tell Lucas where the weaknesses were and not just bend over to every whim and fancy Lucas had. Look him up on IMDB, he joined Lucas right at the turning point when things got outta control.
While I don't think that sounds like that horrible of an idea, with the right spin, I think that could really work, however McCallum is as much to blame for the prequels as Lucas is. An actual producer should have stepped up to the plate and been able to tell Lucas where the weaknesses were and not just bend over to every whim and fancy Lucas had. Look him up on IMDB, he joined Lucas right at the turning point when things got outta control.
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6:31PM on 01/09/2012

Stupid idea

What a stupid idea. I know I'm not alone when I say that I want the next three movies made while they can still get some of the old cast together. I want to know what happens after Return of The Jedi! I don't want to see another TV show or special or whatever about the Clone Wars or the Old Republic! Geez! And now we've got the movies coming out in 3D!
What a stupid idea. I know I'm not alone when I say that I want the next three movies made while they can still get some of the old cast together. I want to know what happens after Return of The Jedi! I don't want to see another TV show or special or whatever about the Clone Wars or the Old Republic! Geez! And now we've got the movies coming out in 3D!
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6:37PM on 01/09/2012
We're never going to see the three films after Jedi, let alone with some of the original cast and even if we did, after the prequels, would you have high hopes for it?
We're never going to see the three films after Jedi, let alone with some of the original cast and even if we did, after the prequels, would you have high hopes for it?
8:07PM on 01/10/2012
You really don't want to see Carrie Fisher anymore, believe that.
You really don't want to see Carrie Fisher anymore, believe that.
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