Avatar could mean 3-D Star Wars at last

We've been hearing for years that George Lucas might 3-D-ify his Star Wars movies at some point.

Well, that point might be now: The success of James Cameron's Avatar could push the filmmaker to apply the technology to his own movies.

Lucas spoke with Access Hollywood at the Golden Globes on Sunday:

George was so impressed with the movie's technology—which took home the trophy for Best Motion Picture-Drama at the 2010 Globes—that he thinks it could help pave the way for creating 3-D versions of his "Star Wars" movies.

"We've been looking for years and years and years of trying to take 'Star Wars' and put it in 3-D," George explained to Access. "But, [the] technology hasn't been there. We've been struggling with it, but I think this will be a new impetus to make that happen."

So Lucas isn't immune to the attention being lavished on Cameron and his sci-fi epic.

What do you think of 3-D Star Wars? Would you line up at the theaters again? Buy a 3-D home video setup?

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