George Lucas’s Original Unfilmed “The Star Wars” Script Gets a Comic Book Series

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What we all saw on the screen as Star Wars: A New Hope wasn’t the story George Lucas originally wrote about a galaxy far, far away. In the original version, The Star Wars, some of the humans were aliens, their ages were different and others didn’t even exist. J.W. Rinzler, Executive Editor at LucasBooks, wrote about this script in his book, The Making of Star Wars, and now he has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to turn that original script into an eight-issue comic book series.

“While researching in the Lucasfilm Archives I’ve found many treasures—but one which truly astounded me was George’s rough draft for The Star Wars. His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing,” said writer J.W. Rinzler. “While working with George on another book project, I once asked if we could adapt his rough draft. He was hesitant. Years later, with Dark Horse’s invaluable help, we showed him a few drawn and colored pages of what it might look like. He gave us the okay.”

Rinzler will be working with artist Mike Mayhew to adapt the original script, which includes “Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights.” The series is expected to launch this September.

See more artwork after the break…

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(via /Film)

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