STAR WARS is getting the 3D treatment

Symon Cordova

by: Symon Cordova
September 29th, 2010


If you are a die hard STAR WARS fan you may want to turn your head. Sources are indicating that George Lucas is planning on releasing the STAR WARS franchise in 3D, starting with THE PHANTOM MENACE in 2012. Apparently Lucas was waiting until theaters around the world has enough 3D-ready screens.

Depending on how well the first release goes, the rest of the STAR WARS films will be released consecutively every year around the same time until all have been given the 3D treatment, and all the films will be released by Fox, just like the franchise's last big screen release. Lucas has said that the 3D in AVATAR convinced him that STAR WARS was ready for 3D. Each conversion will take around a year.

Currently, movies that are released in 3D are only able to get shown on 2,000 to 2,500 screens, and theaters are adding 3D-ready screens at about 500 screens a month, as well as the foreign companies pushing it in as well. So by the time PHANTOM MENACE is ready to go there, should be all the screens needed to make it a huge event.

I don't know, how good can it really look when 3D is added after the fact? Do we want to see another CLASH OF THE TITANS or THE LAST AIRBENDER where the only thing truly in 3D was the film's title? Who knows, maybe the technology is such that it can be done and it actually will look as if it was worth it. What do you think?

Source The Hollywood Reporter

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