ComingSoon spoke to DreamWorks Animations CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg on Tuesday and learned that George Lucas is looking to turn the six Star Wars movies into 3D.
Katzenberg told us that Lucas is very excited about it and that he’s got the technical resources to pull it off. “He isn’t going to put a product out, I think, that isn’t anything other than first rate,” Katzenberg said.
There has been talk of other movies being converted into 3D such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Is this another ploy by George Lucas to milk the ‘cow’ that is Star Wars or is this what the fans want?
Update: Apparently he said the same thing in 2005.
Lucas said he hadn’t yet committed to a precise schedule but hoped to have the first film ready for the 30th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie in 2007 and that he would then rerelease one Star Wars film per year in 3-D.
I guess that he got a little ahead of himself back then, but now that we have a good amount of movies being released in 3D, and more 3D screens, it is more likely this will happen.