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George Lucas' Museum Of Narrative Art To Be Built In Chicago
While many fans still feel he did his part to ruin his own reputation with the Star Wars prequels and special editions, George Lucas to this day remains one of the most important figures in film history. Not only did he bring us amazing franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones and make great titles like American Graffiti, he was also always on the forefront of both audio and visual technology, starting up labs like Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound.
George Lucas Wants To Build The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum is evaluating two different build sites for its permanent home. But does it really have to be one site or the other?
The People vs. George Lucas II Wants You To Vent About Episode VII
Have a big gripe about how JJ Abrams is handling Star Wars: Episode VII so far? Alexandre O. Philippe is ready to hear you out, and possibly put you into his next film!
How George Lucas Lost Millions To Steven Spielberg On A Dumb Star Wars Bet
We might think of Star Wars as the most established brand in the history of the motion picture industry, at least this side of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp, but all that success wasn’t always such a foregone conclusion. On the set of A New Hope, George Lucas was a worried thirty-something convinced he had a massive flop on his hands.
George Lucas Is 'Constantly Talking' to J.J. Abrams About Star Wars
Lucas’s son, Jett, talks about his dad’s ongoing involvement in the developing series. He talks about his dad being “torn” on the matter of handing the franchise over to new creators (not just to Abrams, but to other directors who’ll be able to now play in this sandbox)
George Lucas Has Yet To Speak With J.J. Abrams About Star Wars
This begs the question, though: How much insight would you want Lucas to have at this stage? We’ve seen the prequels. Many did not like the prequels. Do you want Lucas looking over Abrams’ shoulder as he preps Episode VII, or do you want Abrams to have creative freedom to establish his own version of this beloved universe?
Steven Spielberg And George Lucas Predict Movie Industry Implosion
Maybe it's fitting that so many movies right now focus on the end of the world, because according to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas the end of moviegoing as we know it is near! The pair shared the stage at University of Southern California, and there unfolded their thoughts on where the movie industry is heading. According to these legendary moviemakers, it's due for a major shakeup.
Watch George Lucas's Early Experimental Short Films
The writer-director worked on 1:42.08, a short film with race car driver Peter Brock that has multiple visual cues to Lucas’ later films. It’s drenched with the automobile admiration that drove American Graffiti, as well as the staging of the Death Star attack at the end of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.
George Lucas' Original Star Wars Screenplay WIll Be Adapted By Dark Horse Comics
Slap a blindfold on and a toss a rock. You’ll probably nail at least one of the many comic book adaptations currently in some form of production, not to mention the plethora that have already been released. Another well-established trend extends the universe of television shows through the comic medium. But Dark Horse Comics, no stranger to licensed product tie-ins, has lined up one of the strangest and potentially most exciting adaptations that comes to mind, which you’ve gotten a peek of above
Original Star Wars Cast On Board, And More Amazing Lucasfilm-Disney Sale Details
Oh, George Lucas. Even though he's no longer actively the head of Lucasfilm, and has handed over the development and direction of future Star Wars films to other people, the man who invented Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi still has a ton of knowledge, and not as much hesitation to share it as the tight-lipped Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams
John Williams Planning Return For New Star Wars Movies
In all the endless speculation and debating we've been doing about future Star Wars movies since Disney bought Lucasfilm last fall, one of the most satisfying and hard to solve has been this: Who should score the new films, John Williams or Michael Giacchino? Williams, of course, is the original composer of the iconic Star Wars theme
Steven Spielberg Won't Direct Star Wars, In Case You Were Hoping
It never really seemed a serious possibility, but in the week or so since Disney announced that they had acquired Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg's name has been one of the most frequently seen on the zillion shortlists of "Who Should Direct Star Wars VII?" It makes sense on some levels, of course. Spielberg and George Lucas are longtime friends
Watch Mark Hamill Predict Star Wars Episode VII Back In 1983
Suddenly the sci-fi universe that Lucas created seemed crammed with possibilities, and when Mark Hamill revealed that Lucas had tipped him off about the new series, it seemed possible we might be seeing the return of Luke Skywalker-- or maybe just a Hamill cameo? Turns out, this isn't the first time Hamill has been out talking about coming back to Star Wars
George Lucas Donating Most Of Disney's $4 Billion To Charity
George Lucas, already an insanely wealthy man, seemed to get much richer on Tuesday, with Disney acquiring Lucasfilm-- of which Lucas was previously the sole owner-- for a jaw-dropping $4 billion. That's actually a reasonable price to pay when you consider what they're getting, but it's still an enormous paycheck, and maybe a slightly ridiculous one for a man who has absolutely no need for the money
George Lucas Consulted Carrie Fisher And Mark Hamill About The New Star Wars Trilogy
Turns out even Luke Skywalker himself was in for a serious surprise last Tuesday. The blockbuster news that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm, giving them the rights to the Star Wars franchise with plans to make a new trilogy, took Mark Hamill as much by surprise as it did the rest of us. But don't start worrying that George Lucas is deliberately freezing out the star of his iconic series