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Full-Length Version of R’Ha Short Coming From Star Wars Producers

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rhaYou know what science fiction has too much of nowadays? What was that from you in the back? Okay, yes, M. Night Shyamalan is a good answer, but that’s not what I meant. The answer is human beings. Sci-fi has too many… Yeah, Shyamalan is technically a human being, so i guess you’re technically right, imaginary man. Anyway…

The dark, human-free short film R’Ha, created by German digital film design student Kaleb Lechowski, was released earlier this year to much acclaim, and it now has a powerhouse of creative talent behind it. Stepping in as producers are Rick McCallum, former head of Lucasfilm and producer of the second Star Wars trilogy – hold your applause – and Steve Tzirlin, a former producer on the recently cancelled Star Wars: Clone Wars. They’ll join the short’s production company IAM Entertainment in turning it into a big screen sci-fi actioner.

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Life On Mars Creator Writing Parallel Worlds Show For Fox

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Writer Matthew Graham worked in British television for over a decade before he made a huge splash with the brilliant, mind-bending Life on Mars, which he co-created, and then with its spin-off series, Ashes to Ashes. His next project is jumping the pond onto American television, but it sounds like it could be just as trippy as Life on Mars. Graham is penning a new science fiction series, Para Time, for Fox.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Para Time will focus on a group that polices parallel worlds. So, maybe a more procedural version of Sliders? Either way, with Graham involved, this is one I’ll be keeping my eye on. Unfortunately, the other name in the equation – Fox – doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to backing science fiction shows and giving them time to grow and find an audience. If Graham brings a truly compelling show to the table and then Fox cancels it after two episodes because it isn’t beating Dancing with the Stars in the ratings, that’ll be a damn shame.