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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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    jupiterkansas (profile), 6 Nov 2012 @ 8:08am

    Lucas is an old fan of experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage and has threatened for years - decades in fact - to retreat into his corner and go make weird little experimental movies like when he did THX-1138.

    Instead, he retreated into his corner and created nothing but slick, commercial product for 40 years.

    Personally, I'd be very excited to see those experimental films, but I'm not holding my breath.

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