Dark Horse To Publish Lucas’ First Draft Of History


ASSOCIATED PRESS: A young, idealistic rebel from a desert planet seeks to fight an unjust, tyrannical emperor with a space station capable of destroying planets. “Star Wars” the 1977 film? Not quite. Try “The Star Wars,” the 1974 first draft by George Lucas that, ultimately, turned into the wildly popular film whose cultural resonance remains firmly rooted in popular culture. Now, starting Wednesday, Dark Horse Comics is bringing the original script to life as an eight-issue mini-series – with Lucas’ blessing – giving fans a different take on characters Darth Vader (no helmet), Luke Skywalker (he’s older and a general), Princess Leia, Han Solo (he’s green), C-3PO and R2-D2 along with new ones like Anikinn Starkiller and his father, Kane. MORE

WOOKIPEDIA: The Star Wars: Rough Draft was written as a full rough draft by George Lucas in May 1974. The script was begun in the winter of 1973 as an expansion of the original The Star Wars: Story Synopsis. After being somewhat revised into The Star Wars: First Draft, it was considerably rewritten into the Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode I: The Star Wars (the second draft) over the summer and winter of 1974. MORE