Original Australian One Sheet movie poster double sided with Drew Struzan artwork.Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is a 2002 American space film directed by George Lucas and written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales. It is the second installment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Temuera Morrison, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Frank Oz. Development of Attack of the Clones began in March 2000, after the release of The Phantom Menace. By June 2000, Lucas and Hales completed a draft of the script and principal photography took place from June to September 2000. It was primarily shot at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia. Additional footage was filmed in Tunisia, Spain and Italy. The film was released on May 16, 2002 and garnered slightly better reviews from critics than the first prequel. It was praised for its visual effects, action scenes, John Williams’ musical score, costume design, and Ewan McGregor’s performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi.