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Force Unleashed 2 – Look who’s back

Posted by LiveFor on May 4, 2010


Yep, Sam Witwer is back as the apprentice Starkiller. Not sure how exactly after the two different endings of the first one. Will be interesting to see how the story plays out.

Source: io9

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Teaser Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on December 14, 2009

Yes this is a trailer for the sequel to the good Star Wars game from last year. It appears to feature the same character which is a surprise depending upon which way you ended the first game.

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Star Wars Live-Action TV Series Casting Underway

Posted by LiveFor on March 9, 2009

We all got burnt with the Star Wars prequels and our faith in Lucas was rent asunder. Indy 4 didn’t help matters, but the Clone Wars TV show (both 2D and 3D) has been bringing the Star Wars universe back, as has the recent Force Unleashed video game. One of the main things they have in common is that people other than Lucas have directed them. Now some news on the live action Star Wars show has hit the web via MTV.

A live-action TV series set in the “Star Wars” cosmos has been an elusive, tantalizing prospect for years. News of the potential production first surfaced in 2005 while George Lucas was promoting “Revenge of the Sith.” Work on the “Clones Wars” animated feature film and Cartoon Network series, though, took creative precedence. In late 2007, Lucas revealed that he and his team were about to begin writing scripts for the live-action show. Now MTV News has learned that casting for the series is currently underway.

During the junket for the Nicolas Cage thriller “Knowing,” star Rose Byrne let slip that Team Lucas is casting a wide net for actors to join the show. “A lot of my friends have been auditioning for it,” she said.

According to Lucas, the show will focus on minor characters from the saga and be set in the time period between “Revenge of the Sith” (Episode III) and the original “Star Wars” (Episode IV). The action will follow the Rebel Alliance as it slowly gains strength against the Empire. There will be Stormtroopers, but no Jedi or Darth Vader will appear on screen. As he did with the “Clone Wars” series, Lucas will write and shoot an entire year’s worth of episodes before looking for a cable channel on which to air the series.

Thus, with casting just now moving forward, it looks to be quite some time before fans will be able to catch some live-action “Star Wars” on the small screen.

Bryne couldn’t have been more pleased about her time working with Lucas on 2002’s “Attack of the Clones.” “My experience was wonderful,” she said. “George is a great guy. I was just there for a week, standing behind Natalie [Portman] looking very demure and supportive. 95% of the fan mail I get is from ‘Star Wars’ and I’ve never seen them.”

As much as she enjoyed the “Star Wars” experience, Byrne, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on FX’s “Damages,” will not be auditioning for the live-action series. “I’m on a show,” she said. “I don’t know if I look that good in space.”

What characters would you like to see in the TV show? Who would you cast in it? What planets, aliens and space craft do you want to see and what bits of the Star Wars myth would you like to watch unfold on the small screen?

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Could Force Unleashed be going to the big screen?

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.

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Force Unleashed – Darth Vader at Game (Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port)

Posted by LiveFor on September 19, 2008

Received minutes ago from the phone of Jinja. He, along with Chisholm have risked the might of the Dark Lord of the Sith to get hold of the new Force Unleashed game. The good people at Game got Vader and his Stormtroopers in for a pretty cool publicity stunt…although the photo does show a lot of Borders.

Have you played the game yet? Any good?

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Lucas – Force Unleashed on PC?

Posted by LiveFor on September 12, 2008

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