Dark Horse Comic has officially announced that will launch a new series based on the original drafted screenplay of ‘Star Wars’.
The screenplay will bring together J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, artist Mike Mayhew (from the Avengers) to bring to life the original screenplay of the film. The screenplay was written by George Lucas three years before the 1977 film debut.
“I’m not sure where I first read about The Star Wars—it was years and years ago—but the idea of Luke Skywalker being an older Jedi General, and Han Solo being a six-foot-tall lizard, turned my Star Wars fan brain on its side,” said longtime Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. “I always assumed this would be one of those stories that would be ‘lost to history,’ so getting to work on bringing it to life is kinda like a dream come true.”
“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.”
The series will launch in an eight-issue span in September 2013.