Lu­cas’ story ideas were ‘re­jected’ by pro­duc­tion house

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Pop­u­lar Hol­ly­wood film­maker Ge­orge Lu­cas (above) says the story ideas he thought of for a new Star Wars tril­ogy were dis­carded by the films’ cur­rent pro­duc­tion house.

Be­fore hand­ing over Lu­cas’ film and the fu­ture of his ga­lac­tic saga to the Amer­i­can pro­duc­tion com­pany for $4 bil­lion (`2,65,74 crore) in 2012, Lu­cas came up with story treat­ments for a new tril­ogy, re­ported En­ter­tain­ment Weekly. “They de­cided they didn’t want to use those sto­ries, they de­cided to do their own thing,” Lu­cas said, adding, “They weren’t that keen to have me in­volved any­way. But at the same time, I said if I get in there I’m just go­ing to cause trou­ble. Be­cause they’re not go­ing to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the con­trol to do that any­more. All I would do is muck ev­ery­thing up. So I said, ‘Okay, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way’.”

He ex­plained why he opted out of the up­com­ing sev­enth Star Wars in­stall­ment, Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens. “When you break up with some­body, the first rule is no phone calls. The sec­ond rule, you don’t go over to their house and drive by to see what they’re do­ing. The third one is you don’t show up at their cof­fee shop and say, ‘You are go­ing to burn it.’ You just say ‘Nope, gone, history, I’m mov­ing for­ward’,” he said.

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