The STAR WARS Movies Coming To Cinemas In 3D Starting 18 Months From Now??
Published at: Sept. 29, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST by hercules
I am – Hercules!!
No word on who shoots first, but want to swoop down into the Death Star trenches in 3D anyway?
Hollywood Reporter sources indicate all six of the live-action “Star Wars” movies will hit cinemas in 3D, starting in roughly 18 months.
An official announcement is expected from LucasFilm Wednesday.
Now the bad news.
“The Phantom Menace” will be the first out of the gate in early 2012, according to the report. Then, if box office warrants, “Attack of the Clones” in early 2013, “Revenge of the Sith” in early 2014, “A New Hope” in 2015, “Empire Strikes Back” in 2016 and “Return of the Jedi” in 2017.
We are going to be SO OLD!
The story indicates the movies are being spaced out this way because it takes about a year to suck each movie into the third dimension.
Word is one hold-up has been the wait for enough cinemas to finally upgrade to 3D capability.
Lucas told the New York Times last month that all six movies (in 2D) will be hitting Blu-ray in 2011.
For the record, "The Empire Strikes Back" is likely my favorite movie ever. (Fuck you, Metropolis! Fuck you, King Kong! Fuck you, The General! Fuck you, Anchorman! Fuck you, 2001! Fuck you, Modern Romance! Fuck you, Blade Runner! Fuck you, Monty Python and The Holy Grail! Fuck you, Godfather. Fuck you Annie Hall and The Graduate!) And "Star Wars" is not very far behind. So you can count on my $35 tickets at least twice, unless I die first.
Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.