ByTré Roland-Martin, writer at
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Tré Roland-Martin

Before Star Wars, George Lucas was a film student at the University of Southern California who worked on a short film in 1967 called Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. It was an experimental science fiction film detailing a man known only as THX 1138 4EB, who attempts to escape the labyrinth that controls the society around him. In 1971, Lucas and future American Zoetrope founder Francis Ford Coppola, famous for directing Apocalypse Now (1979), remade Electronic Labyrinth and turned it into Lucas' first feature-length film, entitled THX 1138. The film had a more 1984-style twist and featured stars Robert Duvall, Maggie McOmie, and Donald Pleasance. The film shows a man and a woman, named THX 1138 and LUH 3417, who try to escape a drug-controlled, quasi-bureaucratic society where making love is banned. The film was distributed by Warner Bros., whom in the same year released another dystopian science fiction classic, A Clockwork Orange, based off of the book by Anthony Burgess.

Now, you might be thinking, should THX 1138 have a reboot, and would it also be rated PG-13 (the original film had an R-rating)?

Lucasfilm is currently owned by the Walt Disney Company, meaning that the company owns all the rights to George Lucas-related property. If Disney makes a THX 1138 reboot, than the story line would change.

The story line should go like this: in a bureaucratic future world (the story would have nothing to do with sex; Disney is a family company!), a teenage couple named THX 1138 and LUH 3417 had meet and try to escape the society that's controlling them. This would sorta make it a George Lucas version of the Hunger Games franchise, but with no violence or survival contests.


When would a possible THX 1138 reboot be released?


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