By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, LA Times
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
When one fails *cough*The Clone Wars*cough* maybe another shall succeed. So is the case for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. After selling like hotcakes in its first week of release, George Lucas is contemplating giving this story its own movie.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: The Movie
The Hero Complex Blog over at LA Times caught up with Haden Blackman, the project leader on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and, after a couple Jedi mindtricks, were able to get him to divulge some inside thinking over at Lucasfilm.
"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."
Dark Horse has also released a graphic novel version of "The Force Unleashed" and, to my mind, it's more satisfying than the game -- although in full disclosure, that's not saying much, because I am far more of a reader than a gamer.
While the idea does sound farfetched, many gamers have already discovered that there is a lot of storytelling going on in Force Unleashed. Instead of shying away from the Star Wars universe, the game puts your character into the thick of it. We even learn some details that have some importance to the Old Trilogy. Risky, but they actually work!