Star Wars Saga To Be Released In 3D

Following the 3D trend, George Lucas has found yet another way to make money from the Star Wars saga. Telegraph reports:

The saga in 3D will begin with the release of the 1999 prequel Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, with the remaining films following in sequence.

A statement from Lucasfilm, the US director’s film production company, on the Star Wars website said: “The live-action Star Wars saga will be converted to 3D.

“There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Pod race, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive.

“The cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level.”

Industrial Light And Magic, the visual effects company which will supervise the project, said converting the films will take time.Visual effects supervisor John Knoll said: “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results.

[continues at Telegraph]

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  • emperorreagan

    George Lucas will insist on raping people’s childhoods until he’s in the grave.

  • emperorreagan

    George Lucas will insist on raping people’s childhoods until he’s in the grave.

  • Haystack

    ““There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Pod race, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive.”

    He’s really wishing Cameron hadn’t stolen his thunder.

  • Haystack

    ““There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Pod race, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive.”

    He’s really wishing Cameron hadn’t stolen his thunder.

  • Tuna Ghost

    “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful.”

    He’s right, I just wonder where they’ll find one.

  • Tuna Ghost

    “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful.”

    He’s right, I just wonder where they’ll find one.

  • JP

    hopefully this will be the final nail in the 3d coffin

  • JP

    hopefully this will be the final nail in the 3d coffin

  • Gregory

    Will Episodes One thru Three be released with acting now? And will R2-D2 and C-3PO be edited out of them, as Obi Wan Kenobi in Ep Four doesn’t remember them at all, so I can watch Eps 4-6 now without thinking Old Ben has Alzheimers? And will Jar-Jar be shot dead when he first comes on screen?

    Lucas, you have turned to the dark side of the force…and it is causing us suffering. You may strike us longtime Star Wars fans down, but we’ll become more powerful than you can imagine. We’ll come back to haunt you.

    Scruffy nerf-herder.

  • Gregory

    Will Episodes One thru Three be released with acting now? And will R2-D2 and C-3PO be edited out of them, as Obi Wan Kenobi in Ep Four doesn’t remember them at all, so I can watch Eps 4-6 now without thinking Old Ben has Alzheimers? And will Jar-Jar be shot dead when he first comes on screen?

    Lucas, you have turned to the dark side of the force…and it is causing us suffering. You may strike us longtime Star Wars fans down, but we’ll become more powerful than you can imagine. We’ll come back to haunt you.

    Scruffy nerf-herder.

  • Frank

    How about releasing a true widescreen, anamorphic 720p version of the unretouched Original Trilogy without a single frame added, and without all the Special Edition “enhancements”?

  • Frank

    How about releasing a true widescreen, anamorphic 720p version of the unretouched Original Trilogy without a single frame added, and without all the Special Edition “enhancements”?