LOS ANGELES—AVN Award-winning director Axel Braun announced today that he has started pre-production on Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, to be exclusively distributed by Vivid Entertainment.  

The ambitious project will mark Vivid’s first foray into the increasingly popular 3D format, and is set for release in September 2011.

"I really want to take my time on this one,” Braun said. “Every detail needs to be exactly right, and I want to make sure the legions of fans of the original movies are not disappointed."

"Axel definitely knows how to please the fans,” said Steven Hirsch, founder/co-chairman of Vivid. “His attention to detail and his respect for the source material put his parodies in a class by themselves, and we are absolutely thrilled to distribute another one of his outstanding productions."

With his Batman XXX: A Porn Parody now claiming the top spot in the AVN Retail Buzz chart for the seventh consecutive week, and the upcoming Superman XXX: A Porn Parody shooting in August, Braun is happily celebrating his 20th year in the industry with a slew of high-profile projects that are sure to keep all the fans happily entertained for quite a while.