The modestly received video game “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” might one day get the big screen treatment reports The Los Angeles Times.
The game’s project leader Haden Blackman says “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.”
Utilising a story that’s admittedly more interesting than the prequels or recent highly-panned “Clone Wars” pilot episode movie, the game has you playing Darth Vader’s secret apprentice Starkiller, a young man whom Vader rescued years beforehand. Highlights include visits to familiar SW planets, an under construction Death Star, using your powers to bring down a Star Destroyer, and duels against both The Emperor and Vader.
Dark Horse has also released a graphic novel version of the game which goes into much more detail and would likely serve as the basis for any script. Hunky and brooding “Battlestar Galactica” and “Smallville” actor Sam Witwer played the role in the game – would he come back for a film?