Rick McCallum says Star Wars: Underworld may be too ‘adult’ for TV

20120605-170118.jpg

McCallum has always been realistic about just how soon the show might become a reality. Despite 50 hours of scripts already in Lucasfilm’s hands, the series’ scope and special effects needs would place its cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $5-6 million per episode, and it takes time to secure that kind of dough. McCallum calls the series “bigger than any film we’ve ever done,” but this is Lucasfilm. They’re no strangers to size, so obviously that can be seen as more of a challenge than an inhibitor. What’s got McCallum more worried is how to sell the show’s adult content and still maintain the Star Wars brand.

“Our biggest problem is that these stories are adult. I mean…these are like Deadwood in space. It so unlike anything you’ve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars. These aren’t for kids. I mean, we hope they’ll watch, but it’s not being targeted at 8-to-9 year old boys.”

Source

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Yeti and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Rick McCallum says Star Wars: Underworld may be too ‘adult’ for TV

  1. Pingback: The Star Wars TV Series Keeps Getting Weirder | Space Ramblings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s