In 1974, George Lucas wrote a screenplay called The Star Wars, which would originally become the film that introduced the world to Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and the rest of the ever-expanding Star Wars Universe. While that screenplay was hidden away for decades, it was not forgotten, and Lucasarts has teamed up with Dark Horse to adapt the original story into an eight issue series, which will launch in September.
Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!
Mayhew (MYSTIQUE, THE PULSE) will be working with J.W. Rinzler, who is adapting and writing this comic where Luke Skywalker is an older Jedi general, Han Solo is a tall reptillian, and the story also features a jedi named Annikin Starkiller.
His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing... 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.
There's a lot of excitement over at Dark Horse, as editor Randy Stradley called this project a "dream come true." We'll finally get to see the original Star Wars story BEFORE it became what we know it as this September.
What do you guys think of digging up the original screenplay for this series?