Grab Bag: STAR WARS EPISODE I gets a 3D release date; new CONAN poster; more

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 3rd, 2011

With the STAR WARS franchise set to make its way onto Blu-ray later this year, the first in the long-talked about STAR WARS 3D re-releases has finally found a release date.

According to Deadline, STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE will be released in 3D on February 10, 2012.

Apparently the conversion is “being done with the utmost respect for the source material,” but then again, what else will a LucasFilm press release say? Personally, I don’t mind seeing these films getting a 3D re-release, because unlike modern films being converted, I still have the classics all in their original form, thus being able to completely ignore these re-releases. I’ll definitely see the original three films when they get released, but until then, I’ll be more than happy to wait.

In other news, a new poster for the upcoming CONAN THE BARBARIAN reboot has been released (via IGN), and it really isn’t much to look at. It’s a brooding little motion poster, but it’s not a whole lot to write home about. The film itself is still very much one that I’m interested in checking out, but until we get a trailer, I will be waiting to really make up my mind about the film.

And finally, Deadline has revealed that the USA Network is set to expand its market share by jumping back into filmmaking, with a new film entitled PREY. Starring NCIS  star Mark Harmon, the film will be based off of the Lucas Davenport penned series of novels, with the direct novel of choice being Certain Prey. Following a man “going against a lethal hit woman and ferociously cunning killer determined to hunt him down,” this film marks the company’s first real film since 2005’s THREE WISE GUYS. Yeah, not much to look forward to.

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