Lucasfilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox are preparing to re-release the entire Star Wars series in theaters again with new 3D conversions. One film would be released each year, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999) would be first out of star-dock in the early months of 2012. After that, each of the films would be released in order at the same time each consecutive year, depending on how well the first re-release does.
Lucasfilm told Variety that the company is committed to making the Star Wars saga look as good in 3D as it would have if it had actually been shot that way.
“It’s not going to look like [conversions] we’ve seen in the past,” said John Knoll, the visual effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. I assume he then coughed into his hand and said something like Clash of the Titans.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Each conversion takes at least a year to complete, with Lucas personally overseeing the process to make sure each one is as perfected as possible. Lucas has said that the “Avatar” experience convinced him that “Star Wars” was ready for the state-of-the-art 3D treatment.
So there ya have it folks! Star Wars is coming to us in 3D! Of course the fans of the series are going pay Lucas more money to see these classic films again! Even the the bad ones.
Lucasfilm is also working toward another breakthrough in 3D TV technology. Apparently “Sony is planning to send its new version to market in the coming months, the home-viewing experience could be primed for 3D DVD versions of the classic films by the time the new 3D series runs its course.”
What do you all think? Do you want to fork out the money to see Star Wars again?