I see your Schwartz is as big as mine

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.

Rick spills the beans

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.