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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Headed To The Big Screen?

It's not the greatest game of the generation, but Star Wars: The Force Unleashed should probably satisfy all you LucasArts fanatics out there. And it'll be even better news if the man himself decides to make a new Star Wars movie based on the game...right?

According to GameSpot, LucasArts lead designer Hayden Blackman spoke to LAT blogger Geoff Boucher about his "daydream" of seeing The Force Unleashed on the big screen.

"Oh, that would be incredible. 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."

Perhaps surprisingly, Boucher agreed that a feature film adaptation isn't entirely out of the realm of possibility, especially considering the fact that Lucas himself is pleased with The Force Unleashed. And if big George is happy, maybe he'll want to bring the cinematic story found in that game to an even bigger audience. Isn't Lucas all about "big?" Boucher had this to say on the subject:

"Lucas is clearly pleased with this new entry to the broader Star Wars story, and I would not be surprised for a moment to see it on a theater marquee at a CG-animated project in the next few years, especially with the intensifying Hollywood interest in video games and toys as film properties."

So, what do you think? Would this game make for a good movie? And don't you think that, despite the horrid tradition of games turned into films, Lucas would be just the guy to make it work? Hmm...

Related Game(s): Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

9/26/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (11 posts)

DIsmael85
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 10:44:57 PM
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Yes, yes it would, I dont care how short the game is or who doesn't like the prequals, this was an awesome story. With it being more fleshed out we could have a really good flick here.

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Geobaldi
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 11:16:15 PM
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I completely agree. It definitely had one of the best Star Wars stories. As mentioned in an earlier article, just need to read the novel now. Of course I still say that Shadow of the Empire would've, and still will, make a good movie as well. The novel for that game was great too.

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WaR_HaWk
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 12:38:34 AM
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star wars rullz, i want star wars battlefront 3 so bad!!!!!!!!

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jonny_bolton
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 6:15:05 AM
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I would really like a film of this, mainly because the game bored the hell out of me and I really wanna know what happens in the story without wasting £40...

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djjake
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 6:48:59 AM
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as long as it isn't all cgi and that he uses real actors
and doesn't mess with the script to make it stupid like the new indie movie

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Dingodial
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 9:57:08 AM
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I think the game would have been better if they made the movie first. I agree with AcEmAn_DuDe. Battlefront 3 should be the next star wars game to come out. Imagine what a PS3 version would be like!

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Doomsquirrel
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 12:33:21 PM
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that would definitely fix it, since The Force Unleashed was a blunder, it looks like half way through the game the programmers said "F**k it!" and left the game half done, personally I think that turning it into a movie would be a better idea

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oregondude
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 3:01:11 PM
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I would rather see a Darth Maul movie.

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Aftab
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 9:27:36 PM
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Darth Maul was very cool. Right up there with Darth Vader.

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Advent Child
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 7:48:01 AM
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All I can say is everyone who loves the story in the game needs to read the book! I just finished the book and was amazed! It is so much more than the game could ever be

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murdaface
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 9:08:39 PM
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starwars is starwars. doubting the movie's awesomeness i would still see it. I mean the storyline in the force unleashed is pretty sick, even tho the game isn't amazing... i'd be pumped to see it on the big screen...

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