In a recent interview with G4TV’s Attack of the Show, Star Wars mastermind George Lucas talked about the process of converting the entire saga to 3D and the status of the live-action Star Wars television series, which will be set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
“It sits on the shelf,” Lucas told Attack of the Show’s Kevin Pereira, much to the disappointment of countless Star Wars geeks (myself included). “We have 50 hours, and we’re just waiting to figure out a different way of making movies—a different technology that we can use—that will make it so that it’s economically feasible to shoot the show. Right now, it looks like the Star Wars features, but we have to figure out a way of making it for about a 10th of the cost of the features. Because it’s television. We’re working toward that and we will get there at some point.”
Keep in mind that the “50 hours” of Star Wars TV Lucas mentioned is in reference to scripts, not finished episodes. This series is still a long way off.
Watch the interview below.