Posts Tagged ‘Sam Witwer’
Posted by LiveFor on May 4, 2010
Posted by LiveFor on September 25, 2008
This from the LA Times suggests the possibility, although faint, that the new video game, Force Unleashed, may hit the big screen. If it does then they already have the lead actor, Sam Witwer (The Mist, Battlestar Galactica – picture below), who was the face and voice of Vader’s secret apprentice in the game. Mind you if he didn’t get the part he would probably feel a bit gutted. I’m currently playing the game and enjoying it thoroughly (mainly for the story as the gameplay can be a bit linear, although it is good blasting a Rancor with Force Lightning!) Have a read of what the LA Times has to say and let me know whether you want to see Force Unleashed as a movie.
Haden Blackman, the project leader on “The Force Unleashed” video game, has a daydream: He strolls into the movie theater, buys some popcorn and then sits down and watches his game’s tale of Darth Vader and his secret apprentice flicker to life as cinema.
“Oh, that would be incredible,” said Blackman. “And it’s not impossible. Never say never. George [Lucas] has looked to tell new ‘Star Wars’ stories through the games and with the entire Star Wars Expanded Universe, and then he has also shown a willingness to let the characters come into the films. Look at Aayla Secura, a creation in the [Dark Horse] comic books who became part of the theatrical films.”
More than that, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” released in August, began as a television animated series (and still will be, with tie-in episodes premiering Oct. 3 on Cartoon Network), but when Lucas saw the work in progress he decided to take the tale to the cineplex. That film has gotten mixed reviews, to say the least, but Lucas doesn’t seem to care a bit about the opinion of any detractors when it comes to his historic entertainment enterprise and its directions.