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Star Wars: Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones  
Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ahmed Best, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christiensen, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Andy Secombe, Christopher Lee, Jimi Smits, Joel Edgerton, Silas Carson, Jay Laga'aia, Leeanna Walsman, Rose Byrne, David Bowers, Matthew Rowan, Daniel Logan, Matt Doran, Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen and Ayesha Dharker
Written by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales
Produced by Rick McCallum
Directed by George Lucas

Released by 20th Century Fox
Status: In Post-Production

Teasers/ Trailers:
CLONE WAR: QUICKTIME - VARIOUS

BREATHING - QUICKTIME - VARIOUS
MYSTERY - QUICKTIME - 13.2Mb (Internet only teaser)
FORBIDDEN LOVE - QUICKTIME - VARIOUS
ACROSS THE STARS MUSIC VIDEO - QUICKTIME

TV SPOTS:
Official Site

Plot: Unknown, but the film should follow from where The Phantom Menace left off following Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and a slightly older Anakin (Hayden Christensen) as he is trained in the art of the Jedi.
An assasination attempt on Senator Padme Amidala is also suggested to take place, while a powerful Sith Lord plans his final movie to take over the galaxy.

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9th May 2002 : Star Wars Episode 2 : Attack of the clones Update:
It's been cut ! Yes can you believe it but the BBFC have insisted that a one second headbutt be removed from the Attack of The Clones so that it gets a PG rating instead of a 12? It's true though, naturally this is the web so YOU can still see it here!

8th May 2002 - Star Wars Episode II Update
Attack Of The Clones has been granted a PG certificate in the UK by the British Board Of Film Classification. All of the films in the original trilogy were given the U (Universal) certificate upon their release. The Phantom Menace also received the U certificate back in 1999.


3rd May 2002 - Star Wars Episode II Updated
There's a whole new batch of TV spots for Star Wars Attack Of The Clones over at the official site. Check out 30 second clips that feature Jango, R2D2, Obi-Wan, the Clone Troopers, Mace Windu, Padme and a lot more. Check out the official site to download them all in Quicktime, but, once again you'll have to register with the site.


24/4/02
A music video entitled 'Across The Stars' has been posted over at the official Star Wars website. The video features the song, composed by John Williams along with previously unseen footage from Attack Of The Clones. The video is reminicent of Duel Of The Fates, which was released just before The Phantom Menace came out. The video also aired on MTV in the States earlier on today. 'You want to buy some death sticks?' Get on over to the official site to see this great video now.


8/4/02
A very detailed acount of the story and plot featured in Star Wars, Epsiode II - Attack Of The Clones, turned up in my inbox this weekend, courtesy of one of our regular reviewers. The article that we have posted includes very heavy spoilers and reveals almost the entire plot of Episode 2. PLEASE DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN ATTACK OF THE CLONES! SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS!!! You have been warned.......Click here to read the story overview.

By the way, the screenplay for AOTC, of which we have posted below seems to be genuine although Aint It Cool's Harry Knowles says that there is a lot of the 'action' sequences left out. The above link to our scoopers overview seems to be based on the screenplay posted online over the weekend.


7/4/02
The Attack Of The Clones screenplay has been posted online. It is not known if the script is is genuine, but it could be!!! Obviously there are spoilers, but if you want to read it, go on over to Simply Scripts.


5/4/02
Star Wars fans in the UK will get the chance to see Attack Of The Clones before US audiences. The Odeon chain plan to hold midnight screenings on May 16th across the country.


Odeon Cinemas' head of marketing Luke Vetere said: "Episode II: Attack Of The Clones is a hugely anticipated film, especially as the Star Wars films have such a dedicated following.
"We've already received hundreds of emails from fans asking when tickets go on sale. The first midnight showing on the morning of May 16 will be an exciting event for all of us."

Tickets go on sale on April 12th. Meanwhile the Odeon Leicester Square, London will hold the UK premiere of Attack Of The Clones on May 14th.
Source: Ananova


20/3/02
There's a lot of mad, mad Star Wars fans out there. Not only have a pair of Seattle fans been in line since the 1st January this year, but a UK based website has been set up to enable fans to register and then join a line on May 1st outside of the Odeon, Leicester Square in London. UKStarWarsLine.com had 80 people sign in the first 6 hours of being online. So, if you want to queue up for two weeks in cold British weather at the beginning of May, click here to register.


19/3/02
The full track listing for the Attack Of The Clones soundtrack is online. Check it out below...but beware of SPOILERS!!!

1. Star Wars Main Title and Ambush On Coruscant
2. Across The Stars (Love Theme from Star Wars: Episode II - AOTC)
3. Zam The Assassin and The Chase Through Coruscant
4. Yoda & The Younglings
5. Departing Coruscant
6. Anakin & Padme
7. Jango's Escape
8. The Meadow Picnic
9. Bounty Hunter's Pursuit
10. The Tusken Camp and The Homestead
11. Love Pledge and The Arena
12. Confrontation With Count Dooku and Finale

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18/3/02
Aint It Cool's Harry Knowles claims that he has seen a very rough cut of Attack Of The Clones. At the time of posting I wasn't able to get to the article as the site, as you would expect, is getting very heavy traffic because of the report. Click here to go to the article. Here's a little bit of what Knowles had to say, if you aren't able to log on, found over at Empire.

"This movie is the real deal. It is smart, beautiful, thrilling and electrical. Essentially it is a pure action adventure science fiction fantasy with a touch of romance. Line up now. This Star Wars is for real," (click for Empire's full article).



12/3/02

Well here it is, the promo one-sheet poster for Star Wars Episode II - Attack Of The Clones. The poster, which resembles the design of The Phantom Menace appeared over at the official site earlly this morning.

Meanwhile in other Episode II news, it seems that at the end of the trailer posted recentley, there's an ad for a website entitled Holonet News (www.holonetnews.com). I actually noticed this yesterday and had a look, but thought nothing of it, but it seems that the site gives us news and articles from Episode II's time frame. Kinda cool, huh? Take a look at the site.


11/3/02
Here it is, the latest and most detailed trailer for Episode II has been posted online. I've just taken a look and yes it is rather cool. I must say that I wasn't 'blown away' by the trailer but the film looks like it is shaping up to be considerably better than The Phantom Menace. We'll see though, but hey you don't want to listen to my opinion of the trailer, you wanna see the thing. Get on over to the official website now to take a look.


8/3/02
It's coming. Oh yes, Lucasfilm will release the latest trailer for Attack Of The Clones on Sunday when it airs on US TV channel Fox. The trailer will also be up on the official site shortly afterwards. You'll also be able to check it out before Ice Age when that hits US theaters on the 15th March.

"With this trailer, we start to look at the story and the state of the galaxy in Episode II," says Lucasfilm's VP of Marketing, Jim Ward. "It sets the stage for what's about to happen and how the characters are involved. We find out that the Republic is on the brink of war, and the Jedi are overburdened in trying to hold everything together."


"In Episode II, we're going to see the Jedi in action like we've never seen them before," says Ward. "We're going to see hundreds of Jedi, hundreds of lightsabers, thousands of clones, in a huge battle. The trailer gives just a hint of what's to come."

Coming Soon states that the trailer entitled 'Clone War' will be broadcast between "Malcolm in the Middle" (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and "The X-Files" (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).



27/2/02
The official site has now posted a new clip from the movie that includes Sam Jackson and Ewan McGregor battling with LIGHTSABERS!!! Now, i've just had a look and it looks fantastic. The clip includes what looks to be some sort of battle in a bar that involves Anakin and Obi-Wan.

"It's an image fans have been waiting decades for: a harsh battlefield on a distant world abuzz with the glow and sound of hundreds of lightsabers. Episode II will finally make this vision a reality. To deliver this on screen, Stunt Coordinator Nick Gillard worked with Jedi actors Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and dozens of extras to create a diversity of fighting styles fit for the Jedi order."

And look out at the end, is that Hayden duelling with Christopher Lee?

Click here to see Hayden Christiensen, Sam Jackson, Ewan McGregor and co. kicking arse with their lightsabers...........



11/2/02
Vanity Fair have just published their latest issue containing loads of pics from Attack Of The Clones. There is a page online that has scans of most of them, and you can go there by clicking here.


8/1/02
Ewan McGregor conducted an interview with Arena magazine over here in the UK giving a bigger insight into what be can expect from Episode 2.

"Episode 1 had to do a lot of work to set up all the political stuff with the Senate and with a children's movie you have to be careful with all that stuff. This time there's more of a spirit of the first three. It's definitely hotting up. One of the good things about the script for "Episode II" is that it's got a lighter tone. "There was a big sigh of relief that we were able to get a lot more humor into it, although I don't know about the Jedi mullet."
(Appeared in Arena magazine)



6/1/02
You've all probably heard by now, but it appears that N'Sync are to appear as extras in Attack Of The Clones. Lucas arranged for the boy band to appear in the film as Jedi's during one of the battle sequences as his daughter is a huge fan of the band. Great(!).

There are also some new Episode II pics online. They show some of the cast weilding light sabers. There are numerous sites with the images, most of which have exeeded their bandwidth. The best place that I found to go was here. The page takes an age to load, but are worth the wait. ALternative URL 1 | 2 | 3



2/01/02
Empire Online conducted an interview with Episode II producer Rick McCallum in which he said that the iconic anti hero in Attack Of The Clones would be Jango Fett. The role of Fett is played by New Zealander Temuera Morrison. McCallum says that the Mandalorian bounty hunter will be top of everyone's Christmas list next year!

"He is the ultimate accessory dude," McCallum told Empire. "Forget all the bullshit that we have today - colour mobile phones - this dude knows how to party. He comes to it with everything." (click here for the full article)

The full article appears in the February issue of Empire which hit news stands in the UK today. (appeared on Empire Online)



4/12/01
I'm majorly behind on updates to the page, but i'll try and bring us up to date.

While we've been away, no less than three teasers have surfaced, both in theaters and of course online. Now, i've seen them all and well Episode II looks ten times better that The Phantom Menace, and all we've seen are a few seconds of footage. Perhaps we've already had the dud of the first trilogy (ala Return oOf The Jedi in the last three movies), and we're gonna be blown away by the two that follow, Time will tell. Anyway, here are links for those teasers.

BREATHING - QUICKTIME - VARIOUS
MYSTERY - QUICKTIME - 13.2Mb (Internet only teaser)
FORBIDDEN LOVE - QUICKTIME - VARIOUS

The first teaser poster also appeared online featuring both Anakin and Padme/ Amidala along with the words 'A Jedi should not know anger. Nor hatred. Nor love.' Along with the release of the teaser poster, came news of the films release dates. Star Wars
Episode II - Attack Of The Clones will hit US and Canadian theaters on May 16th 2002 and the UK and Ireland and Australia on the same day. The last countries to see the films release will be Japan on July 13th and El Salvador on July 26th. A full list of details regarding the films release dates can be found at the official site.

Finally, news from today. Ryan Phillipe has spoken out for the first time, by revealing that he auditioned for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Episode II. He says that he lost out because he was too old. In the end, the role of Anakin went to Hayden Christiansen. Phillipe revealed that he was so close to getting the role, that he even filmed a screen test with Natalie Portman. "In real life, I'm seven years older than her, which was dubbed too old. At age 29, I was an over the hill Anakin," he tells Suntimes. Phillippe says he enjoyed auditioning for the role as it meant he was shown around Skywalker Ranch by its owner George Lucas. "I wanted to ask him a zillion Star Wars questions because I'm such a fan," he says. "But all he talked about was Howard The Duck and how proud he was about it." (Appeared at Ananova)



14/8/01
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!
This month's FHM mag over here in the UK has revealed a few more rumours surrounding Attack Of The Clones. Now I can't guarantee that they have not appeared online before, but, I certainly hadn't heard some of them previously. Now, as we know, Attack Of The Clones is set just before the start of The Clone Wars. FHM describe the plot as follows; "In Episode II, there is a galactic crisis. Hundreds of solar systems have been withdrawn from the republic, along with the Techno-Union, the Intergalactic Bank Clan and the Trade Federation. All are in open rebellion against the republic under the leadership of former Jedi master, Count Dooku. Civil war seems iminent! The peace-loving citizens of the republic are nervous and scared. Chancellor Palpatine proposes that only a clone army would be large enough and powerful enough to defend the Republic, and by the end of the film the entire galaxy is at war. Clonetroopers are despached through the galaxy to combat the Rebellion. The Civil war lasts into Episode III and will forever be known as the Clone Wars.." (quoted from FHM UK, September 2001).

Oh, those rumours well here's what FHM have printed:

- The Sith lord in Episode II will be named Darth Kimball who will apparently battle Yoda at the end of the movie and again to quote; "Word has it that Kimball strikes down Anakin in front of Obi-Wan as he is trying to convince Anakin to enounce the Dark Side. This causes Obi-Wans guilt of not being able to save Anakin from himself or Darth Kimball."

- Jango Fett and Obi-Wan will fight on a landing platform with Slave-1 (with Boba Fett inside).

- There will be a battle scene featuring hundreds of Jedi fighting thousands of Battle Droids. This is where we will see Sam Jackson in action as Mace Windu (with lightsabre) and he apparently kills Jango Fett. ***Major Spoiler (mouse over to reveal)

- The lightsabre duel at the end of the film will see Anakin fighting Count Dooku/ darth Tyrannus. Anakins sabre will apparently be red/ orange.

(information appeared in Sept. 2001 edition of FHM UK).

Anything to add? Discussi in our Episode 2 Fan Forum.



8/8/01
Obi Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor has been talking to Popcorn about the movie's new title. When asked what he thought, the actor replied (with a grin on his face), "It's a terrible, terrible title." Oh dear, what will Mr. Lucas say?


7/8/01
It's official, Star Wars Episode II has the sub title of Attack Of The Clones, confirmed yesterday by Lucasfilm.

"It harkens back to the sense of pure fun, imagination and excitement that characterized the classic movie serials and pulp space fantasy adventures that inspired the Star Wars saga."
said a StarWars.com spokesman.

The site also confirmed that the film would be set a full ten years after The Phantom Menace. To quote the site again,

"Ten years after the events of The Phantom Menace, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have our familiar heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) as they are thrown together again for the first time since the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo. Anakin has grown into the accomplished Jedi apprentice of Obi-Wan, who himself has transitioned from student to teacher. The two Jedi are assigned to protect Padmé whose life is threatened by a faction of political separatists. As relationships form and powerful forces collide, these heroes face choices that will impact not only their own fates, but the destiny of the Republic"
.


In other news, here's the link for the 'making of' videos that have been available for download from the official site. Pretty cool stuff, and our first glimpse of Episode II.

Meanwhile, the official site also state that there will be a new newsletter that will include new information regarding Episode III casting, posters, release dates, trailers etc, so get signed up now!


27/7/01
The latest Homing Beacon newsletter has been sent out. In it, costume designer Trish Biggar described the costumes that we are to see in the film, "I think we have less quantity, in terms of uniforms, we don't have groups or soldiers; in Episode I, we had big groups of Naboo soldiers and Royal Palace Guards. This episode, the costumes are very much more individual." She went on to say that Episode II will be a more civillian movie, "We're going from different planets, so we have Coruscant street people, and it's interesting because they come from all over. On Naboo, we're seeing mostly people who were in and around the palace, and who are a very well dressed middle class: just regular people who live and work on Naboo." She went on to say what sort of clothes Padme Amidala would wear, and said that in Episode II, she will wear softer, sexier, less formal clothes to what she wore in the first prequel. Hmm.


24/7/01
The official site have posted two new pictures from the film. They feature characters, Bail Organa and Jango Fett.

It seems that one of the most favourite characters from the first trilogy, Boba Fett is featured more in Episode II. "I love Boba Fett," said Producer Rick McCallum. "We get to spend a lot of time with him in this movie. We get to understand that his identity is forged in some of the most powerful events that take place in the Star Wars saga."


At the San Diego Comic Con, Lucasfilm's Steve Sansweet presented at short video that included interviews with the main cast but no footage from the film itself. He also stated that a trailer would still be a few months away. You know what I would do, attach it to Lord Of The Rings, when that is released at the end of December.


19/7/01
Aint It Cool today reported that Episode II will not be released globally on the same day. The reason? Well, Lucas has said that it is just impossible to do 35-40 dubbings of the movie in one go. It may still mean that the movie will be released over here in the UK at the same time as the US, although foreign language countries may have to wait a little longer.


26/6/01
Samuel L. Jackson has been talking to CNN at the premiere of Doctor Dolittle 2. He was asked what color lightsaber he will have in the movie and responded "I can tell you I asked for a violet light. George thought about it and he said, 'Well, the good guys have this color light and the bad guys have that color light.' So he's debating whether he'll make my light something different or as common as everybody else's."


17/5/01

Check out the piece of artwork above! This is apparently an official Doug Chang painting of the final lightsaber battle between Anakin and Count Dooku (played by Christopher Lee). Check out the pic over at Aldera or click on the pic to enlarge.


15/5/01

Images (c) Lucasfilm

Crikey, take a look at the stills on the left from Episode II. The first on the left is Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine and other is of, well you know, C3PO and R2 on a Naboo spaceship.

Check out this great website for more pics from the movie!





3/5/01 - A second 'making of' documentary has been posted over at the official site. Check it out.


27/4/01 - A behind the scenes featurette has popped up over on the official site. Check it out in Low or High Resolution.


17/4/01 - The official site for Episode II has been re-vamped. Last night saw the site post a new select photo. Check out the site and the new photo by clicking here.



13/3/01 - As mentioned yesterday, Anthony Daniels appeared on this mornings edition of The Big Breakfast. During the interview the actor (who plays C3P0 for those who didn't know) confirmed that he will shoot some scenes in England later on in the year. But they won't be filmed at Leavesden or Elstree, but a secret location to avoid the crowds. He also confirmed that C3P0 will be seen in his classic gold plated form in the new movie. Source: Dark Horizons

12/3/01 - A bit late posting this page on the upcoming movie from Lucasfilm, but things will definately start to heat up on this much-anticipated second prequel. A bit of background behind the film. George Lucas is writing and directing Episode II with The Phantom Menace's and the special edition's Rick MacCallum producing. The film breaks new ground once again with the film being shot digitally. This as opposed to film is apparently cheaper and will also avoid scratching and fading tooand will surely be the shape of things to come in today's 'digital age'. The technology could be best described as comparing VHS video to the new home format DVD (VHS tapes, fade and detiriorate after a period of time, DVD, like CD's do not). For a full description on the technology, point your clicker here to go to the SF Gate. Back to the film itself and you should know by now that young actor Hayden Christensen has been cast as Anakin, Ewan McGregor and Sam Jackson are back and both Jimi Smits and British legend Christopher Lee are on board. As too is Once Were Warriors' Temuera Morrison. Returning for the ride are Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks, damn), Natalie Portman (Queen Amidala/ Padme)), Ian McDiarmid (Senator Palpatine), Anthony Daniels (C3P0), Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Frank Oz (Yoda). And also Watto (Andy Secombe) makes a re-appearence.

With a little over a year until the release of this blockbuster, we'll be posting every single bit of news that filters through, starting with.......the fact that Anthony Daniels (C3P0) will be appearing on the UK's Big Breakfast TV programme tomorrow, that's the Tuesday 13th March. We'll keep you posted on what he has to say as the subject is bound to pop up.






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