Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
30 January 2015
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

Star Wars Book Docking Shortly
'Menace' book to be available online before film release...

08 April 1999  |  Written by   

submit to reddit

By now, you're either sick to the back teeth with Star Wars or grinding your chompers nervously with anticipation, and if you're the latter, then the expected May 5 release of the Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace book ahead of the film could positively send your dentist bills rocketing skyward.

That's when the official book version of the movie is set to be released. And those desperate for a taste of the plot can pre-order the book online via the Empire shop and Amazon.co.uk by simply typing Star Wars : Episode 1 the Phantom Menace into the search box. Alternatively, you can also pre-order directly via Amazon.co.uk.

Director of communications for Lucasfilm, Lynn Hale, says that the book is indeed a
spoiler for the movie but reckons fans can choose not to buy it, effectively asking young Jedi warriors to ignore the power of the Dark Side. "The book has a lot more of the back story than the film," Hale said. "There are those who want that kind of background and others who want to experience the story for the first time onscreen. Regardless, the book will be on the market a full two weeks before Phantom opens."

Representatives at publisher Ballantine Books have been decidedly mute about the whole thing, but have confirmed that readers will get a complete retelling of the movie's plot by fantasy author Terry Brooks, best known for his best-selling Shannara series.

They also confirmed that the book will be released with four different versions of the cover art, variously featuring Darth Maul, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, or Queen Amidala.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Leo's In Dreamland
Actor snaps up rights to new film...
Impractical Magic
Kidman ready to be Bewitched?


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)