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by Mike Masnick


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George Lucas: Still Planning To Make Films, But They Won't Be Shown In Theaters

from the interesting... dept

Back in 2006, we wrote about George Lucas claiming that the $200 million feature film was dead and that he was going to focus on making much cheaper videos for TV or online. That's not entirely what's happened in the interim, but it appears that he may be more serious about focusing on such things now that he's handed over Lucasfilm to Disney. In an interview about what he's working on next, he said that he's still going to make films, but he doesn't expect that they'll be for theater viewing:
His last film was this year's "Red Tails," which told the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a legendary black flight unit formed in 1941 that debunked widely held beliefs that black pilots were incapable of fighting in combat. While he described that film as a labor of love, he said, "I'm going to go further out than that. I barely got 'Red Tails' into the theaters. The ones I'm working on now will never get into the theaters."
That could mean a lot of different things, but it would be cool to see someone like Lucas really embrace the internet...

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), 5 Nov 2012 @ 6:17pm

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    I was pondering this sort of thing, and I was left wondering if he had indeed surrendered all of the SW properties to the mouse.
    See because a smart Disney exec would be rushing to get the unLucasified Star Wars Trilogy into stores for Christmas.
    And there is this little embarrassing thing that the fans have been demanding for years - The Star Wars Christmas Special.
    The House of Mouse could make a killing and earn enough good will that the fans would gladly plunk down the cash to see the next 2 of the 3 planned movies.

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