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Live Action Official Live Action Series Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by LucasBuiltMeHotRod, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. Schwarma

    Schwarma Jedi Knight star 2

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    I just wondered if they may hold off in case the audience gets confused about a show set between Sith & New Hope and a trilogy set after ROTJ
     
  2. Zer0

    Zer0 Jedi Knight star 3

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    It'd be nice to see it, but who knows if they will dig it up.
     
  3. TheVortex3

    TheVortex3 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I doubt that they will hold off on it because a live action show would be a huge money maker and a lot of fans have wanted a live action show for years.
     
  4. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I hope they decide to go with it.
     
  5. Schwarma

    Schwarma Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yes, I guess the statement from KK about there being significant demand for more SW would certainly suggest that they'll be a bit more directed in putting out good quality content (rather then sitcom cartoons) so that they can really make it the biggest franchise in the world. I can certainly see them going down the Star Trek route, with movies going on ad infinitum and perhaps more than one live action TV show, รก la DS9, Voyager, Enterprise and so on..
     
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  6. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    With a reported $50 million budget needed to produce just a single episode of these scripts Disney is going to need a substantially larger viewer base than the couple of million fans aware of the project, a good portion of whom are from international territories and will end up seeking episodes through other means. If the current treatment doesn't have enough to appeal to a large array of viewers then it's not going to get made.
     
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  7. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Master star 4

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    If anything, this will speed up the process.
     
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  8. General_Un-Co

    General_Un-Co Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I would say that the live action series is now more likely than ever, the issue has been for roughly 5 years now that lucas is ready to go but the finacing was never there, so with Disney's money behind the franchise and a desire to make money off their 4billion dollar investment there is no reason not to expect this. And don't underestimated the branding power of "written by George Lucas" as the LAS script may be his last major contribution to SW. BUT I also think that there will be a much longer wait than before. The live action series could potentially be competition for this new sequel trilogy (*shudders* at the thought) and with the LAS set during the dark times and the sequel series post ROTJ, the fan base is stretched between two eras (perhaps even 3 if TCW is still around in a couple of years). While having two simultaneous time periods being expanded may not seem like a big deal from a branding point of view it becomes very impractical. Selling action figures focusing on one cartoon covering a few years in the timeline is relatively easy, keeping action figures for 9 movies and two TV shows in production would be a nightmare.
     
  9. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    For me this series is pretty much DEAD.

    1. It was supposed to be really dark and serious - Disney is not that. They have done dark stuff but not too dark.
    2. It was supposed to be about Hutt mafia and crime, I do not associate Disney with mafia films. LOL
    3. It does not feel like the blockbuster material Disney wants to release every 3 years.
    4. I doubt Disney would like to go the Lucas route and pay 5 million per episode or 50 mill as stated above - that is too costly for them.
    5. So far we have been hearing mainly about that Disney is interested in creating New Live-Action movies, not live-action shows.
     
  10. Ballowall

    Ballowall Jedi Youngling

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  11. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    A live action show might be more likely, but I don't see the Underworld concept as Lucas envisioned going down with Disney. They're going to want feel good heroes like Luke and huge swashbuckling adventures, not a PG-13 Deadwood in space/talky 40s noir that focuses on fringe characters.
     
  12. Senator Kelberry

    Senator Kelberry Jedi Master star 4

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    I suppose it depends largely on what you mean by 'dark'. Sure, things released under the Disney label are pretty tame, but don't forget that the Walt Disney Company also distributes films under the 'Touchstone Pictures' label, and also used to release pictures under the 'Hollywood Pictures' label. Pictures that included such films as The Rock, Crimson Tide, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Sixth Sense, Con Air, Starship Troopers... ...the list goes on and on.

    And while most of these films and others were merely co-productions with other firms and/or only distributed by Disney, I still feel confident that Disney isn't afraid to get their hands dirty especially if they keep releasing under their brand new label, Lucasfilm, and not their own, which I think they are likely to do.

    For me personally, as far as a TV series goes, I feel better about the prospects now, especially if WDC doesn't mind sacrificing some of Lucas' production values. I'm fine with a LAS that doesn't look like EpIII...as long as it isn't so cheap it looks like the original Battlestar Galactica. I'm sure they can find a half-way point.
     
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  13. TaradosGon

    TaradosGon Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I never really expected a very dark show. Perhaps a show consistently with a tone similar to ESB's (if that's really considered 'dark' - relative to the rest of Star Wars). But I never expected anything too dark. I just don't think there would be a large enough audience for such a show to keep it viable, especially when they are speculating as to how much it would cost per episode. Kids are pretty much the mainstay of the Star Wars audience, and there are already the parents that won't let their kids watch ROTS or raise concerns over even TCW's darker episodes. I don't think they would alienate that whole segment of the audience for something too dark or adult.
     
  14. DM99

    DM99 Jedi Padawan star 3

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    Disney and Star Wars does not fit together. In the Future Star Wars will bleed out and become a second Disneyworld without any soul or character. Just an entertainment Zombie like Mickey M.

    [face_sick]
     
  15. Ballowall

    Ballowall Jedi Youngling

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    That sucks so bad because that's more along the lines of the kind of show I'd love to see. A darker show about rebels surviving and fighting an impossibly massive and cruel empire would have been sweet under the right people. With Disney its gonna be more "Adventures of Anakin and friends" type stuff.
     
  16. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Pirates of the Carribean was pretty close. And had its grim moments- a child being hanged, in film 3.
     
  17. fistofan1

    fistofan1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Ugh, this is my main fear regarding the new developments. I can live with Disney distributing SW material but I don't want them to manipulate the types of stories that come out of Lucasfilm. Just because SW is considered a "family franchise" doesn't mean that kids are the only focus. TCW on Disney XD? [face_sick]
     
  18. Ballowall

    Ballowall Jedi Youngling

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    But lets face it that movie was terribly stupid as a whole.
     
  19. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    It could be released on ABC prime-time for adults.
     
  20. Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan

    Dan_Grievous_Tikkes_Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    All is well and good but in the end does anybody think that Disney would like to follow Lucas's plan of dozens of millions per episode?!
     
  21. Darth-Horax

    Darth-Horax Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm hoping Disney will make it a reality.
    However, I"m MORE excited about a potential SW themed park in the future. Disney has spoken several times to expending DL with a thrid park in Anaheim...this would rock.
     
  22. Orrelios

    Orrelios Jedi Master star 4

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    Then why haven't people complained about the Disney-Lucasfilm collaborations like Star Tours & Star Wars Weekends?
     
  23. DM99

    DM99 Jedi Padawan star 3

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    they were SILENCED.

    but there is a lot of people which does not like this lousy made freakshow called star tours. ever saw that ventress actress there?

    Its horryfying.

    [​IMG]

    Mickey mouse comes to mind. Or FRANKENSTEIN.
     
  24. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Anakin looked like Shaggy from Scooby Doo at Star Wars Weekend. I trust any live action show would do better than that with make up for any character.
     
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  25. Spazmatron

    Spazmatron Jedi Padawan star 3

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    Remember that Jedi from the original clone wars when grevious appeared? He looked like shaggy lol
     
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