Star Wars Movie Talk Shot Down

A report a few weeks back that TV movies were in the works based on the “Star Wars” franchise have been officially shot down.

Talking with Movieweb, Lucasfilm fan relations head Steve Sansweet dismissed the talk and cleared up the status of current projects.

“I can absolutely tell you that is not true… There are going to be two more Star Wars television series. One of them is well into production. That is Star Wars: Clone Wars. It’s a CG animated show, which we suspect will be on the air sometime next year. And then George and Rick McCullen were just now starting work on a live action series. A drama. That will probably be coming out in 2009 or 2010. He is actively at work on both of those. But the CG animated series is more adult. It has a lot of humor in it. It is very cinematic.”

Sansweet also confirms that there’s no plans to air footage at the upcoming SW Celebration convention – “The TV show has not yet found a home on television. Until that happens, they are telling me that they are unable to show any actual footage.”