When Disney took over Lucasfilm, various “Star Wars” projects the company had in the works were essentially scrapped. The two most notable were Lucas’ proposed live-action TV series “Star Wars: Underworld,” and the video game title “Star Wars 1313”.
Both of these projects would have explored the darker side of the city planet of Coruscant seen heavily in the prequels. ‘Underworld’ was described as a 1940s noir style gritty character-based drama, ‘1313’ a story set in the deepest and most run down levels of the city where you would follow the early years of bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Both projects were someway along when they were canned – Lucas himself rumored to have penned up to one hundred episodes of ‘Underworld,’ whilst ‘1313’ was far enough along for game footage to be shown at expos and online.
Speaking at the press conference for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” over the weekend, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy tells Slashfilm that those projects haven’t quite been committed to the dustbin just yet. Asked if the scripts for ‘Underworld’ are sitting on a shelf, she responded:
“No. No, interestingly enough, thats an area we’ve spent a lot of time, reading through the material that he developed is something we very much would like to explore. And there was 1313 the game, where there was… our attitude is, we don’t want to throw any of that stuff away. It’s gold. And it’s something we’re spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to.”
If the game were to resurface, it would likely need to be renamed as Disney let the Star Wars 1313 trademark lapse at the end of 2013. In related news, there’s also a bunch of new photos from ‘Force Awakens’ out today including new shots of the various cast members including the first photos of Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, playing a Resistance officer.