First original ‘The Star Wars’ script under publication by Dark Horse

Credits: Dark Horse Comics, promo preview image
Credits: Dark Horse Comics, promo preview image

First original ‘The Star Wars’ script under publication by Dark Horse

A legendary script behind the internationally recognized sci-fi legendary script by George Lucas has been residing on the outskirts of books, games and most of all the iconic movies.

A move has been made to tell the all-too familiar canon from it’s very first script conception “The Star Wars” that will recreate in non-recognition many of its most integral household protagonist heroes.

Dark Horse is the comics publisher that has been able to retain the rights to retell the tale of the aging General Skywalker, Hans Solo the alien and the Jedi Annikin Starkiller. The entire story will be just as different and revealing of original creativity as the revelation that Jabba the Hut in “Return of the Jedi” wasn’t the original look.

J.W. Rinzler will write the eight-issue miniseries, and will team-up with Mike Mayhew, who will draw the comic books’ artwork.

Rinzler is best known as the Executive Editor at LucasBooks. Mayhew has

“While researching in the Lucasfilm Archives I’ve found many treasures—but one which truly astounded me was George’s rough draft for The Star Wars. His first complete imaginings were hallucinating to read—mind blowing,” said writer J.W. Rinzler. “While working with George on another book project, I once asked if we could adapt his rough draft. He was hesitant. Years later, with Dark Horse’s invaluable help, we showed him a few drawn and colored pages of what it might look like. He gave us the okay.”

Sept. will be the time this rendition from 1974 will be available for readers to enjoy and compare against the 1977 initial movie starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and film legend Alec Guinness.

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