Star Wars returns, now in 3D

– All six of George Lucas’ famous “Star Wars” movies will return to your local movie theater in chronological order, now in 3D format, as informed by Lucasfilm Ltd.

The company states that these movies are perfect for the 3D format, “From the Death Star to the planet Tatooine, the ‘Star Wars’ saga has always offered an experience that is associated with fully immersive entertainment”.

The transfer to 3D will be done jointly by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd, supervised by Industrial Light & Magic.

The first chapter, “Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace” will appear in theaters in 2012, though no exact date has been provided yet. John Knoll, visual effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic, states that to get a good stereo conversion it takes time and you need to do it properly, it requires an artistic vision and is very demanding, needing an incredible attention to detail for it to be successful.

The first three movies were led by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, while the three following issues features Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen.

The Star Wars franchise, a milestone in popular culture, was a huge success at the box office too. “Star Wars”, “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” grossed almost $2000 million dollars worldwide, while “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith” far exceeded that amount.

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