George Lucas made a few revisions before settling on the original screenplay for Star Wars, later Star Wars: A New Hope, later Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and soon to probably be rebooted as Star Wars #0 once JJ Abrams starts wonking around the timestream. Regardless, Dark Horse have announced that they’ll be adapting the actual first screenplay Lucas wrote into an 8-part miniseries, written by J.W. Rinzler and drawn by Mike Mayhew.
That means we’ll be seeing Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker playing around with lazer swords, and trying to avoid Sith Knights. The original screenplay…. very different to the produced script. Starting in September, I also believe this version of the script had Han Solo as a giant lizard man. Hurrah!
Dark Horse have revealed a page of Mayhew’s artwork, to give you some idea of what to expect: