J.J. Abrams confirmed to direct Star Wars. Disney confirmed the news late yesterday evening. “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller,” said Star Wars creator George Lucas. “He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”
In a statement, Abrams said, “To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with [Lucas’ film chief Kathleen Kennedy] and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor.” “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid,” he added. Continue reading J.J. Abrams Confirmed To Direct Star Wars
Really, does every single film need to be 3D these days? Â It would seem so, and some major filmmakers are having a look through their back catalogues to see what would be suitable for an upgrade into the third dimension. Â George Lucas, for example, has just revealed that he is preparing to release all six Star Wars films in 3D, beginning with The Phantom Menace in 2012.
Am I the only one who was kind of hoping that the 3D craze would be long over by 2012? Â 3D is great for about two minutes, and then the nausea takes over, and it kind of gets old after that. Â I hope that this doesn’t set off a huge trend of filmmakers neglecting new work in favor of re-releasing all their old stuff. Â No one wants to see the 3D version of Gigli. Â No one even wanted to see it the first time around.