Ed Driscoll

HACKING THE EMPIRE: Harry Knowles

HACKING THE EMPIRE: Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News apparently has screened a rough cut of Star Wars: Episode 2: Attack of the Clones. At one point in his description of viewing the film, Knowles wrote:

When I saw this, I screamed like a little girl. I mean it was like Uncle Tony grabbed my pantied ass. I jumped about 12 feet up in the air and squealed. WHAT A THRILL!

Knowles told Matt Drudge:

that while at a book signing in Austin this weekend he was extended a secret invitation by a mystery source for a private viewing at a hotel room during the South by Southwest Film Festival.

And Knowles says there’s no way the LUCASFILM or FOX will ever figure out who gave him this extraordinary access.

“The source is so protected that Lucas will never find out. The film is safe. It won’t be shown further. The source wanted ME to see it. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the material was already safe back in Marin County as we speak!”

Knowles predicts that team Lucas has hit paydirt with a film that explains away many of the flaws of STAR WARS, EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE, including minimizing the presence of the heavily criticized character Jar Jar Binks.