Lucas’ story ideas were ‘rejected’ by production house
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.