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ORIGINAL STAR WARS SCREENPLAY TO BECOME COMIC BOOK

April 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Posted by CinemaBlend.com

George Lucas’s original rough draft of his Star Wars screenplay (originally titled The Star Wars!) is being adapted into a comic-book format by Dark Horse Comics, the comics publisher announced on Monday. “Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away — a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, “lazer [sic] swords,” romance, and monsters,” the company’s press release said. One of the variations: “Luke Skywalker is an older Jedi General; Han Solo a six-foot-tall lizard.” Commented J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks: “[Lucas’s] first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read — mind blowing.” Dark Horse said that the adaptation will launch as an eight-issue series in September.