There are two segments of fans that get the cinematic shaft more often than not: Star Wars fans and video game fans. Neither of these two groups have had a good run in the last few decades, between George Lucas’ prequels and Uwe Boll’s reign of terror. So the thought of taking a Star Wars video game and turning it into a CG-animated movie wouldn’t exactly be top of mind for any reasonable fan. Until now.
Over at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in L.A. this week, Bioware and LucasArts have released “Hope,” a cinematic trailer for their upcoming game Star Wars: The Old Republic. It is one of the most breathtaking game trailers I’ve ever seen. And one of the most interesting and exciting Star Wars-related projects since the prequels were first announced (before anyone knew what they would look like). So why not just put Bioware animators to work on a movie? That seems to be the consensus around the web. Twitter has been aflutter with fans connecting those same dots all morning. It’s a logical jump, as LucasFilm only seems interested in advancing the Star Wars film world in the animated realm. So why not put together a story from the Old Republic line and turn it into a feature film? It could be Avatar for Star Wars nerds.
I’m just saying.
Alas, there is always the “Hope” trailer, which can be seen below. More information about the Old Republic game can be found at the game’s official site.