Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Lucas Clone Wars Interview

Ordinarily this kind of thing would go into Linkfest, but since I have a 17-year-old who is serious about his Star Wars (ardent fan), I run it up the digital flagpole here.

Now we're going to find out about Jabba's family and what the clones are like. The series, the epic, is about one man. It's very narrow. This [show] allows us to get out of dealing with the psychological underpinnings of why somebody gets to be evil.

It's too bad [we jumped over the Clone Wars before] because it's like World War II — it's a huge canvas to be mined. [With this series] I got to fill in a blank and go around in a universe that's not as restrictive and not as dark. It's more lighthearted. The series will be more like Indiana Jones — episodic. And we used ideas from anime and manga too.

It's gonna be interesting to see what size gross Clone Wars pulls down in the nation's theaters. Will the movie-going public flock to it? I haven't the foggiest.

The teenage contingent within America's general population will soon let us know.


Anonymous said...

I saw it a week ago. Sorry to say it's a very bad film. A little better than that horrible cartoon network star wars show, but not by much. It really DOES play like an episode of Clutch Cargo. The moments of character "development" are so painful to watch, and it's clear this was obvious to Lucas, because he spends much of the time over-using things the computer can do-like swooping around. But it's so mind numbing after a few minutes , without the first person involvement of a video game.

Truly an awful film. And very unappealing to look at.

Anonymous said...

So what you're trying to say is it's very similiar to Lucas' last 3 SW films?

Anonymous said...

Oh dear lord, no. It's not as animated as those.

Anonymous said...

I think I heard at Comicon that they skipped the drawn storyboard phase on this production, and were very proud that they went straight to digital animatics. If that's the case, then it understandable that they would have left out the character moments -- there's nothing uglier or more boring in a digital animatic than close ups of characters doing subtle acting.

Steve Hulett said...

You gets what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

it's going to be on Cartoon Network for Qui-Gon's sake! It's not for you hyper-critical adults--IT'S FOR KIDS!

Kids care more about action and violence than character development or subtle acting.

This "movie" is far from perfect, but I guarantee it'll entertain the younglings.

Anonymous said...

-Kids care more about action and violence than character development or subtle acting.

spoken like a true tv executive with absolutely no idea what they are talking about. avoid guys like this like the plague, people.

Anonymous said...

avoid guys like this like the plague, people.

...and you must be the disgruntled "creative genius" who can't get your hit show picked up.

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