Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Star Wars movies coming back to 3D

The Force is back...and it's going to be all up in your face.  Word has come out that the Star Wars movies will be getting the 3D conversion hitting the big screen in 2012.  This has been talked about for years and we've just been waiting for an official announcement.  Several years ago the word got out that George Lucas wanted to try the new 3D conversion that was being developed.  So he had the ILM team convert the opening sequence of Star Wars converted and showed that footage to several people and they were blown away.  Then at Star Wars Celebration III, Producer Rick McCallum mentioned the 3D versions of the movies happening during a panel I was attending.  Now it looks like it's almost time to see the finished product.

As of right now only one movie will be released per year, and apparently in numerical order.

The Phantom Menace - 2012
Attack of the Clones - 2013
Revenge of the Sith - 2014
*Star Wars - 2015
The Empire Strikes Back - 2016
Return of the Jedi - 2017

*I refuse to call it A New Hope.  It's Star Wars.

I only hope that they are doing a full 3D rendering of the movies, because the reason that most converted 3D
movies buhh---low is because they only convert a portion of the scene/screen because of the cost to do it.  Other than that I know that many of you are already up in arms because of the order they're being released (We'll discuss the pre-quels another time), and I understand your pain.  But as much as you will bitch and whine, you're going to be right there in line on opening weekend.

Yes Mr. Lucas, here is more of my money.

For more on the story, take the jump over to The Hollywood Reporter.

POPped with the force
Jungle Jesse 


  1. As a life long die-hard Star Wars fan, I'm pretty excited about the idea of seeing my old favourites in 3D! I'm particularly excited about scenes like the opening space battle sequence in Revenge of the Sith, although I'm worried that I'll puke during the podracing scenes from The Phantom Menace. While I still hold firm to the opinion that the original unaltered 70-80's films are classics and should be left as-is, I can't help but be excited to see them do something new with an old favorite.

  2. I have a bad feeling about this

  3. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.