Dark Horse Comics announced via press release yesterday that they will be publishing an adaptation of the original Star Wars screenplay George Lucas penned for A New Hope in comic book form. The limited series will be written by J.W. Rinzier with artwork by Mike Mayhew. The eight issue mini series is scheduled for release in September of 2013. The official press release states:
Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away—a Tell Me More!
Since the announcement that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm and planned to make new Star Wars movies, rumors have persisted that the original stars of the 1977 film would return to reprise their iconic roles. So, will we see Han, Luke, and Leia in Star Wars Episode VII? George Lucas says there's a good possibility we will.
Lucas sat down for an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek where he confirmed that (before the Disney deal) he had completed the outlines for 3 new Star Wars films, and had Tell Me More!
The Walt Disney Company announced today that it has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. The company also announced its plans to release a new Star Wars movie in 2015.
Read the official press release from The Walt Disney Company below:
Burbank, CA and San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2012 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Tell Me More!