The never-before-seen launch trailer for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones will make its worldwide premiere Sunday, March 10 on FOX. Shown in its entirety, this two-and-a-half minute trailer will air between original episodes of Malcolm in the Middle and The X-Files.
In the past, fans have gone to extreme measures to be the first to see a Star Wars trailer. On Sunday, March 10, fans all across America can be first while sitting in the comfort of their living rooms and watching Fox.
After this world premiere broadcast, moviegoers can experience the trailer on the big screen exclusively in theaters with Ice Age, beginning Friday, March 15.
Attack of the Clones is set ten years after the events of The Phantom Menace. The galaxy has undergone significant change, as have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, who are thrown together for the first time since the conflict between the Trade Federation and Padmé's home planet, Naboo.
Anakin has grown into the accomplished Jedi apprentice of Obi-Wan, who himself has transitioned from student to teacher, while Padmé is a distinguished Senator. Anakin and Obi-Wan are assigned to protect Padmé, whose life is threatened by a faction of political separatists. As powerful forces prepare to collide in epic battle, Anakin and Padmé find themselves torn between duty and honor and a love that is forbidden. These heroes face choices that will impact not only their own fates, but the destiny of the Republic.
The film was written and directed by George Lucas, co-written by Jonathan Hales, produced by Rick McCallum and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen and Samuel L Jackson. Additional cast members include Ian McDiarmid, Christopher Lee and Temuera Morrison.
Wrestling superstar the Rock is set to star in Universal Pictures' The Scorpion King, a spin-off of his character in the studio's upcoming The Mummy Returns, which is a sequel to the 1999 blockbuster hit, The Mummy.
The Rock (real name, Duane Johnson), will receive about $5 million for Scorpion. The original Mummy team of Jim Jacks, Sean Daniel and Stephen Sommers, along with World Wrestling Federation owners Vince and Linda McMahon, will produce the film.
Scorpion, written by Jonathan Hales (Star Wars: Episode II), centers on how the Scorpion King came to conquer Egypt. The character starts as a heroic peasant who defeats his enemies and rescues his kidnapped girlfriend, overcoming huge obstacles to become the first pharaoh of Egypt. Shooting is scheduled to start in March, with a first draft of the script expected next month.
Jacks and Daniel recently completed post-production on The Mummy Returns, scheduled for a May release.