Movies are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. Movie fans get obsessed over their favorite films and film series. What better combination than to offer fans a bit of film memorabilia they can take with them wherever they go. Here are five movie replicas that true movie fans adore.
The Ring – From the Lord of the Rings, the one ring binds them all… All the fans of this series, that is. A simple
ring on a chain can bring back fond memories of this epic series, but to have the One Ring, well, that’s every Hobbit-lover’s dream.
The Scarf – From Harry Potter, a Hogwarts’ house scarf is something that all die-hard fans must have. What should be a simple piece of cloth has taken on mythic qualities. From kids to adults, Potter fans come in a wide span of ages but all of them love the famous kid wizard and his Gryffindor scarf.
The Lightsaber – From Star Wars, the lightsaber is the weapon of choice for the Jedi, good or evil. From the smallest tot to the biggest sci-fi nerd, there are lightsabers of all shapes, sizes and qualities. The Force is most definitely with this franchise.
The Bracelet – From Twilight, the charm bracelet that Bella wears with both the carved wooden wolf from Jacob and the diamond heart from Edward is a huge replica hit. Teenage girls and their moms love this series and anything that goes with it.
The Pin – From Hunger Games, the mockingjay brooch that Katniss wears is both a tribute and a symbol of rebellion. This pin was a slap in the face to the Capitol, since mockingjays were created after their disastrous experiment with jabberjays. Fans of this new hit series wear it proudly.
The next book in Star Wars saga has been released.
For over three decades, the Star Wars universe has been expanding. New drama, new adventures, and new revelations have played out in the pages of bestselling Star Wars novels.
Today a brand-new nine-book series titled Fate of the Jedi launches with the publication of Outcast by Aaron Allston. Almost 40 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Luke, Han, and Leia have become living legends, starring alongside a new generation of heroes in their struggle to bring peace to a beleaguered galaxy.
This is the start of the Fate of the Jedi series. We are making available a downloadable PDF guide that serves as an introduction to this bold new era of Star Wars storytelling for those who have never read a Star Wars novel before or just need a refresher on the current standing of the characters and worlds of the galaxy far, far away.
Fate of the Jedi website The Fate of the Jedi series now has a new destination site www.fateofthejedi.com
New features of the site include book and audio excerpts, free content, videos, widgets, podcasts and much much more.
On the Road AARON ALLSTON will be appearing at the locations below to sign and discuss his new book, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast. Read more
Exclusive e-postcards for FATE OF THE JEDI: OUTCAST.
You can access three exclusive e-postcards for FATE OF THE JEDI: OUTCAST – visit Borders, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, to read them all.
A lot has happened in the world of Star Wars since the Encyclopedia’s first publication. Four new feature films, a host of official original novels, comics, video games, and more, have introduced new characters, new lore, new events, and new revelations. Scrupulously researched and written by leading authorities Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Mary Franklin, and Daniel Wallace, this landmark work culminates everything we know about the galaxy far, far away into the must-have centerpiece for every Star Wars library.
Release date: Friday August 15, 2008 Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Director: Dave Filoni Running time: 121 min. Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Producer(s): Catherine Winder, George Lucas Screenplay: George Lucas, Henry Gilroy Cast: Anthony Daniels, Matthew Wood Official Site: starwars.com Rating:PG-13 for sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language and momentary smoking Available film art:Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie posters
First alluded to in 1977′s ‘Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,’ the Clone Wars are a conflict between the Galactic Republic, led by the Jedi Knights and their clone army, and the nefarious separatist movement of Chancellor Palpatine (who later becomes the emperor). Not previously seen in any of the saga’s six films, the Clone Wars take place between the events of 2002′s Episode II and 2005′s Episode III.
The Clone Wars have exploded across the galaxy as Republic forces and Separatists struggle to gain the upper hand. But while the Jedi generals work tirelessly to defeat Count Dooku and his rebels, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is hatching his own dark plans. And what Obi-Wan Kenobi and Senator Bail don’t realize is that they’re walking into a deadly trap concocted by Palpatine . . . and escape may not be an option.
Dave Filioni, director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars talks about bring the animated feature to the big screen. Star Wars: The Clones Wars arrive in theaters, August 15th.
IGN: You’ve mentioned that you got this job shortly before Revenge of the Sith opened. Is it great to finally be able to release it to the world?
Dave Filoni: Yeah, it’s really great. I mean, keeping secrets is not fun. I know everybody wants to know stuff. They don’t realize how excruciating it is not to be able to answer questions and just have an engaged conversation about some of the characters and plots, which as a fan, I would love to do.
IGN: Right. I saw you at a couple different convention appearances in the past year.
Filoni: Yeah, that had been hard. Back then I could talk about even less.
IGN: I know you’re a huge Star Wars fan, so could you really believe that that had all happened — that you had this job?
Filoni: No. It is really amazing. But, at the same time you get into the industry for a reason because you want to work on great properties and try to do great things. And, I think that when the chance came – even when I worked on Avatar, with that group, after Last Airbender — we were looking at things like Cowboy Bebop and we were looking at Naruto and [Hayao] Miyazaki, and we were just amazed by that. But I had to tell the crews I had, “Look guys. We can try and be fans, but we also want to try and be there and say, ‘Wow, we like that. Let’s try and make something that good.’” And, I think when you do Star Wars, it is a big responsibility and I take it very seriously. But, you have to then actually do it. So, yeah, I do step back every now and then and go, “Wow, I can’t believe there’s an action figure based on the design that I was involved with doing.” That’s awesome. There’s videogames coming out. That’s awesome. So, there’s still that fan aspect. Force Unleashed, I’ll get to play that. The new Clone Wars games, I’ll get to play that. And, that’s exciting. Yeah, I mean, it is as weird as you might imagine it is. But, you just have to decide this is what you want to do and be a peer of the people, like George, and do it.
IGN: When did you find out this would not only be a TV series, but a movie? And how did that change the process of what you were doing?
Filoni: Well, the interesting thing is that because I love Star Wars and the crew that we hired loved Star Wars, that we set out early on to say we want these to be like weekly movies. That was the mindset for it. “Let’s just try and go as far as we can with this and push the limit.” George responded to that when he started seeing it on a [large] screen, like you saw today. He was like, “The fans would love this on a big screen. Start thinking about how we can get this up on the big screen. We do character arcs in the series, so how are we going to take that and make it into a movie?” Of course, at first, coming from TV, I’m like, “Uh huh, that’d be great. Sounds awesome.” But, he was very serious about it. You’ll find with George, when he says something, it usually happens later. So, it was a long process. And, that was a process of, we have to really try to get the quality up. I mean we had it thought up for television. But, then, when you’re going to put it up on the big screen, that’s another matter. So we were re-doing a lot of stuff. Smoothing over arcs of things more and just really a lot of intensive work on that as well, to make sure it’s going to be something the fans are really going to want to see.
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George Lucas has said that he will be releasing a Star Wars: Clone Wars feature length movie before the the television series.
As for The Clone Wars movie, Lucas said, “We looked at it on the big screen and it looked so beautiful and great that we said, ‘Gee, we can make a feature just like this.’ So we did and got all the people, got all the stuff and said, ‘Let’s make a feature.’”
Lucas has said he will do 100 episodes of The Clone Wars, and noted, “We have one year finished, we’re in the middle of the second year. I’ve written the third year. We expect this to go on for at least five or six years.” Lucas also noted that the animated series will be presented in widescreen.
Both Star Wars series are being completely independently produced by Lucasfilm, with Lucas only recently making a deal to air The Clone Wars on the Cartoon Network. When he was asked about putting so much work into the shows, including future seasons, without knowing he had a commitment for them to air on a network, Lucas replied, “Yeah, well I’m going to do a hundred shows. I’m going to do it no matter what they do, so obviously, I want it to stay on the air a long time.”
During this savage civil war, all efforts to end Jacen Solo’s tyranny of the Galactic Alliance have failed. Now with Jacen approaching the height of his dark powers, no one-not even the Solos and the Skywalkers-knows if anything can stop the Sith Lord before his plan to save the galaxy ends up destroying it.
Jacen Solo’s shadow of influence has threatened many, especially those closest to him. Jaina Solo is determined to bring her brother in, but in order to track him down, she must first learn unfamiliar skills from a man she finds ruthless, repellent, and dangerous. Meanwhile, Ben Skywalker, still haunted by suspicions that Jacen killed his mother, Mara, decides he must know the truth, even if it costs him his life. And as Luke Skywalker contemplates once unthinkable strategies to dethrone his nephew, the hour of reckoning for those on both sides draws near. The galaxy becomes a battlefield where all must face their true nature and darkest secrets, and live-or die-with the consequences.