You know all that stuff about the Mayan calendar predicting that the world will end in 2012? Well, at least one person apparently believes it ... and his name is George Lucas.
Back in 1977, when the first wave of Star Wars mania was in full swing, someone got the brilliant idea to chronicle the making of George Lucas' sci-fi game-changer—and to have C3PO and R2D2 tell how it came to be. Maybe "brilliant" was a bit of a stretch.
George Lucas spent five years combing through ever single frame of the entire Star Wars saga for Star Wars: Frames, a handcrafted book collection that tells the rise and fall of the Skywalker clan. The kicker: Lucas is only making 1138 of 'em.
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Yesterday, we reported that George Lucas was buying up the rights to dead actors so he could cast them in some future CGI project. But what does Lucas have to say about it?
Apparently, the Star Wars magnate has been quietly buying the film rights to dead stars in order to "cast" them, using CG, in brand-new productions.
According to the man who wears the hat, George Lucas isn't done with Indiana Jones, and is busy hatching the fifth chapter in the archaelogist's adventures.
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The Oscar-winning director has been all over the place lately, talking up the Avatar DVDs, appearing on awards shows, possibly making a Cleopatra movie with Angelina Jolie. But in a recent interview, he talked about goading George Lucas into converting Star Wars into 3D.
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