Skywalker Ranch 2004 Chardonnay goes on sale Monday, and TFN has a discount code.
MTV caught up with George Lucas at a dinner for Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.
On Indy 4, he said that the film will be different, won’t be louder or bigger, and will be more about dialogue than stuff blowing up really good, and will probably start shooting next year:
“We’re working on it, we’re working on it,” Lucas said. “We’ve been working on it for 10 years. I think it’ll be a great film, but it’s completely different. It’s still got a lot of action, and it’s still very funny. I think it works like crazy.”
He was vague on Star Wars 3-D, but I know what you really want to know. Here’s what he said about the rerelease of the OOT:
He says he’s curious to see what the reception will be for the upcoming limited-edition DVD release of the three original “Star Wars” films. “It’s just the original versions, as they were,” Lucas said. “We didn’t do anything to it at all. But we’re not sure how many people want that.”
You might say quite a few, considering how many fans were angered by the digitized, expanded updates of episodes IV, V and VI. Lucas claims he’s not re-releasing the originals to appease fans, but rather to bate them. “Now we’ll find out whether they really wanted the original or whether they wanted the improved versions,” he said. “It’ll all come out in the end.”
So it’s a challenge then. Right-o, Big G.
Next month, George Lucas Books will release Sheerly Avni’s Cinema By the Bay, an upmarket coffeetable book highlighting filmmakers from Northern California. George Lucas Books operates outside LFL’s Licensing division, working with Welcome Books for production and distribution. (via TFN)
The New York Times takes a look at Jim Ward’s turnaround of Lucasarts.
Rick McCallum loves to talk when he does anything with Empire Magazine.
A summary of what he said:
– The TV show will be set between Episodes III and IV, will be “much darker,” and “character based.” But we still have to wait about 18 months before that starts cranking.
– George’s movie Red Tails about World War II fighter pilots is in the script-writing phase.
– George has finally approved the IndyIV script. Maybe we’ll be able to do it before Harrison Ford is in a wheelchair!
See the full article here.
Bloomberg News article on Singapore mentions Lucasfilm’s animation facility. In addition to the animated TV series, Lucasfilm manager Christian Kubsch claims that they plan to produce a feature film in the studio as well. Interesting…
President Bush awarded the National Medal of Technology to Industrial Light & Magic today. George Lucas and ILM president Chrissie England were on hand to accept the honor.
Skywalker Ranch wines are available now. Get ’em before the TFN readers snatch it all up.
You can rent housing in The Presidio, former army base, current national park, and home to Lucasfilm’s Letterman Digital Arts center. The park doesn’t get government funding, so renting space to businesses (LFL has a 99-year lease) and regular folks (1000 households) in San Francisco’s tough retail market is how they balance the books.