George Lucas Just Revealed The Crazy Way He Pitched The First Star Wars Movie
It was about dogs.
Creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, has revealed the totally bonkers way he pitched the very first movie to studios.
This year marks a huge 40 years since Star Wars: A New Hope hit cinemas and captured the imagination of generations to this day.
But despite being quite possibly the most iconic film series evs, the first film was pitched as, erm, not quite that. Speaking at huge fan convention Star Wars Celebration in Orlando to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, the director revealed that he explained it to studio execs as:
‘It’s sort of a space opera thing. Like, dogs driving space ships.’
Now, we love Star Wars. But THAT is a movie we want to see.
On the dogs-driving-cars theme, he also revealed that Han Solo's Milennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca was inspired by George’s trips riding around in his car with his massive Alaskan Malamute dog.
When speaking about first coming up with the idea for Star Wars, he said, ‘ I’m not supposed to say this: it’s a film for twelve-year-olds,” He added, “You’re twelve years old, you’re about to go into the big world, you’re probably scared and here are some of the things you should pay attention to: Friendships, honesty, trust, doing the right thing, living on the light side and avoiding the dark side.”
Star Wars Celebration 2017 is currently taking place in Orlando, Florida. Catch all the news right here on MTV!
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