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"Star Wars" Films To Get 3D Makeover

Huge news for Star Wars fans: The Star Wars saga is to get a 3D make-over.

I know, I can hardly contain my nerdy urges either.

George Lucas will be releasing the entire franchise in new 3D conversions starting in 2012. The bad news: He’s starting with The Phantom Menace.

After that, each film will be released in order each consecutive year (each conversion takes at least a year to complete, says THR) .

Industrial Light & Magic, part of Lucas’ production company Lucasfilms, is to supervise the project.

A spokesperson said: “Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right.

“For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience.”

Lucas says he will personally oversee the entire process to make sure each one is as perfect as possible.

A statement on says: There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3-D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive.

“The cutting-edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level.”

Meanwhile, while we wait for the ‘holy grail’ of 3D, Lucas is releasing the saga on Blu-ray next year.

Are you excited for Star Wars in 3D?


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