From the BBC News website:
“The entire Star Wars film saga is to be converted into 3D, director George Lucas has announced. A statement on the Star Wars website said: “The cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level.”
“Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is expected to be released in 2012, with the other films to follow.” Check out the rest of the story here.
Several people (including me) predicted that George Lucas would release a 3D version of Star Wars. I’m sure many Star Wars fans were happy when they heard the news, but I’m not sure if it’s a good idea. I really enjoyed watching Avatar in 3D, but it was filmed using special 3D cameras (the Fusion Camera System). I do not, however, like the idea of converting 2D movies into 3D.
The tickets for 3D movies cost more money and some people have complained of having headaches after watching films in 3D. I haven’t seen any of the ‘converted’ movies, and I don’t intend to. I think they are perfectly fine in 2D. Why are these studio execs so greedy? How many times is George Lucas going to squeeze money out of the Star Wars movies? The first Star Wars film came out in 1977. Surely the time has come for him to leave the film alone, and to work on new ideas.
- Star Wars 3D: Money Never Sleeps (tor.com)
- Of Course It Is, George Lucas, Of Course It Is: Entire Star Wars Series To Get 3-D Treatment (geekologie.com)
- Scott Mendelson: Oh no! Billionaire tyrant George Lucas to offer us the choice to watch the Star Wars series in 3D?! (huffingtonpost.com)