Disney acquired LucasFilm for $4 billion in October. After buying out Lucasfilm, Disney announced that they will be launching a new Star Wars movie. The working title for the movie is Star Wars Episode VII. George Lucas will not be directing though. Instead J.J. Abrams will be the director. The announcement was made on Friday night at midnight EST on StarWars.com.
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IGN Entertainment has created this parody video of Disney picking a new director for the new Star Wars movie. Disney acquired LucasFilm, the company behind Star Wars, for $4.05 billion on October 30. Some of the possible directors include M. Night Shyamalan, Kevin Smith, Michael Bay, etc. After naming the possible director, IGN shows a mini-clip of what the movie would be like. This video has hit 46,000+ views in 2 days. Check out the parody video below:
Lucasfilm Ltd. sold to Disney for $4.05 billion a couple of days ago. Lucasfilm owner George Lucas announced that he will give away a lot of the proceeds from the acquisition to education causes.
Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans, and Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5-Hour Energy, are among two billionaires from Michigan that have joined Giving Pledge. Giving Pledge is an organization created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to redistribute their wealth to charity.
Great news, Star Wars fans! Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is going to release in theaters on February 10, 2012. Lucasfilm Ltd. director and founder/chairman and Star Wars franchise creator George Lucas announced plans to convert all 6 Star Wars movies into 3D and re-release each movie one episode per year starting in 2012. [Moviefone]
George Lucas and Lucasfilm is having Star Wars re-released in 3D. The first movie to be released in 3D is The Phantom Menace in 2012. Fox will be distributing the 3D films. “Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” stated Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic John Knoll. “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience.” [TechLand]