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Rick McCallum may have left Lucasfilm behind, but he is not done with sci-fi. McCallum served as producer on the STAR WARS prequel trilogy, as well as the Special Editions, before retiring from Lucasfilm late last year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is producing a new sci-fi project based on the short film R'HA from director Kaleb Lechowski.
The short focuses mainly on an interrogation between an imprisoned alien resistance fighter and the machine holding him captive. One of the interesting things about the story is that there are no human characters at all. So while the story of a planetary civilization defending their home from interstellar marauders isn't exactly new, the fact that humans are not playing a role in it adds a bit of a different spin to it.
In fact, it was this point that first attracted McCallum to the story "What inspires me and our team is that there are no humans whatsoever in the film, and yet Kaleb has come up with a world that is so engaging and so alive and so real that it really is very different from anything else I have seen in the sci-fi world…."
McCallum will produce the film, alongside Steve Tzirlin, who produced the CLONE WARS series, as well as Raymond Brothers and Scott Glasgold, who produced the original short. Matthew Graham (creator of LIFE ON MARS) will pen the screenplay, and Lechowski will direct.
Here is the original short film, R'HA for your viewing pleasure.
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