Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lucasfilm Releasing Star Wars Saga in 3D

Lucasfilm finally officially announced that the Star Wars Saga will get a conversion and released in 3D. I have been hearing rumors of this for literary years and it's nice to have that myth confirmed.

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The statement posted on said "There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive.

Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd., the cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level, with Industrial Light & Magic supervising the project.

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. A release date has not yet been determined. 

Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right, said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. 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. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience."

So there you have it. Episode 1 will get released sometime in 2012 and with no news on if they will release one film a year or something like two every six months. George Lucas said that they are not sure on how or when they will get released.

More news later

Benjamin Myers
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