• Star Wars will be 3D in 2012

    Let's have a show of hands: who wants to watch Star Wars in 3D? And one more time: who wants to watch the Phantom Menace again?

    If you answered yes to the first question then you're in luck: Lucasfilm has announced that it will be re-releasing the entire Star Wars saga in cinemas in 3D, starting from 10 February 2012. The only catch is that it will begin from the narrative's chronological beginning, meaning we'll have to suffer through hours of painful Jar Jar Binks moments before we can gasp breathlessly at the Death Star trench-run in all of its glorious depth.

    Those of you who may be terrified at your childhood fantasies being given the Clash of the Titans treatment may take heart in this quote from visual effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic, John Knolls, who said on the official Star Wars fan site:

    It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. 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.
    At least their hearts are in the right place.

    And by the way, if you answered yes to both questions posed in the first paragraph then you are a monster.
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    1. icerush's Avatar
      icerush -
      This 3d conversion crap is getting annoying. Only a few films have taken use of the amazing 3d technologies displayed in Avatar. If you want to do 3d, borrow one of James Cameron's cameras and do it right from the start. Otherwise quit taking up theater showtimes and forcing ticket costs up.