Star Wars Lost Draft Script Sells At Auction

Harrison Ford left behind something more than his toothbrush when he departed a London rental. The people who owned a home that Ford rented in 1976 found a script, dated March 15, 1976, and titled The Adventures of Luke Starkiller.

It is the fourth draft of the screenplay that became Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. It was unbound and incomplete, and included such memorable scenes as the introduction of Chewbacca in a tavern.

Ford rented the two upper levels of the Notting Hill home while working on the first of the Star Wars films to be released. The owners lived on the lower floors and claim they had never heard of Ford or his co-stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, who would drop by occasionally.

“It’s got his DNA on it. It might even have [Ford’s] sweat on it,” Sarah Torode, co-owner of Excalibur Auctions, said during the auction.

The script was sold to an Austrian collector during a livestreamed auction on February 17 for $13,600.

For context, Carrie Fisher’s heavily annotated, leather-bound fifth draft script for “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) sold for $62,500 in 2021. Fischer died in 2016.

Deadline: Star Wars Draft Script Sells

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