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Star Wars - The Beginning

Unhappy with the Star Wars prequels? Using the original draft script and concept art, I am bringing a different version to life!

Star Wars - The Beginning

Unhappy with the Star Wars prequels? Using the original draft script and concept art, I am bringing a different version to life!

£215
pledged of £2,000pledged of £2,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 5 2014 4:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

We all saw The Phantom Menace in 1999. Despite being a massive box office hit, there's no way of avoiding the disappointment most Star Wars fans felt.

I want to fix that. 

It all started with a conversation, a friend and I discussing what could have been, that a few small changes could have really made the Star Wars prequels worthy of the Original Trilogy. My friend said "You're a writer, you do it properly"

I was reluctant, mainly because I knew what a big project taking on something like this would be, but, I was in between books at that time, and thought, why not?

So here we are, with Episode I - The Gathering Storm.

With my project, Star Wars - The Beginning, I have taken notes from various sources, including George Lucas' original draft script which was titled "The Beginning", it was a radically different story to the one we saw onscreen. Obi-Wan Kenobi was the central character, other characters were older and it felt more akin to the Original Trilogy.

While I cannot claim my version is better (except that it is!) it is definitely a new take on a story we all saw, some of us enjoyed, but the majority were simply disappointed by.

I am not making any money from this, the money raised is merely going to printing costs, and if this is successful, there will be sequels on the way! 

Risks and challenges

The novel is finished, so when the goal is reached copies will start shipping as soon as the fly off the presses. Hopefully as this is technically a non-profit venture, there won't be any legal technicalities.

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