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News Disney has decided to shut down the LucasArts division of the recently purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. Disney acquired LucasArts last year as part of a deal worth $4.05 billion. The news via an email sent to Game Informer from a LucasArts representative.
by Ethan Anderton January 30, 2013 Source: THR Following the official news that J.J. Abrams had been hired by Disney to direct Star Wars: Episode VII , there have been talks that the Star Trek reboot filmmaker might not be committed to bringing the film to theaters in 2015 as was originally expected. This was mostly speculation and conjecture, but now THR has published a profile on Lucasfilm's new head honcho Kathleen Kennedy and she tapdances, "Our goal is to move as quickly as we can, and we’ll see what happens. The timetable we care about is getting the story.” That's good news, especially since cracking the story is what got Abrams signed to direct Star Wars .
Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a “galaxy far, far away,” Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the Saga’s most stunning and spectacular sequences – from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. Supervised by Industrial Light & Magic, the meticulous conversion is being done with utmost respect for the source material, and with a keen eye for both technological considerations and artistic intentions. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - 3D Trailer from Eric Geller on Vimeo . Found via Bleeding Cool .
Interesting that they did try to add Rebel pilots who weren't human males. I'd speculate the Sullustan and Mon Cal weren't used because they look exactly like Nien Numb and Ackbar respectively, and would confuse most viewers as to what each character was suddenly doing in a fighter. And the female pilots, well, the lines just were flat even by Lucas standards. I'd always wished the various re-releases would improve the battle of Endor to give a more epic sense of two fleets head to head and show the B-wings in action, how the capital ships engaged, and what the heck all those cargo ships were for. We see a Star Destroyer blow up and the Executor taken out; the pilot chatter in the deleted scene suggests the Rebels had a strategy for it.
As you all know, the Star Wars Saga Blu-ray was released today, and I'm sure many of you are going to be grabbing your copy, if you haven't already. There's still so much from Star Wars that we haven't seen, but this Blu-ray collection will be packed full of behind the scenes goodies, that hardcore fans are sure to enjoy. Here we have an awesome collection of rare behind the scenes photos from the sets of these iconic films. I haven't seen many of these images, and some of them are really fun. There's just something very cool about looking through these candid photos, and seeing the personalities of the actors and crew on the set of this movie.
I know a lot of people who are not excited about the upcoming Blu-ray Star Wars saga. I've been told by several people that they are not going to buy them because they wont give George Lucas anymore of their money or the satisfaction. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm not a big fan of many of the changes that Lucas has made, I've done my share of complaining, but I'm still going to be honest and tell you that I'm going to buy the damn original trilogy on Blu-ray.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images NEW YORK – George Lucas says 50 hours of scripts have been written for a Star Wars live-action TV show, but is waiting for a technological breakthrough to make shooting financially feasible and get the series on the air, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Lucas previously said that the much-anticipated show, set between the Star Wars films Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope , was on hold.
Fans have long embraced May the 4th as a day to celebrate all-things- Star-Wars , and so in the spirit of this fan-created holiday, we've gathered a list of brand new content, games, special events, and can't-miss deals for fans to enjoy throughout the day (and beyond!). Star Wars fans have always found cool and creative ways to express their love for their favorite movie saga, and we hope these special events and activities give a little something back to the community that has been so faithful to that galaxy far, far away. Send E-Cards If you've got something to say, say it with Star Wars !
Docu fan made - (awesome)