Monday, August 23, 2004

Well, a start of a new blog era perhaps has occured. Being that school has started, and some of my free time will be spent in the computer lab, you most likely will be seeing more blog posts to titialate (hehe) your senses.

To start us off, how about some movie news from my good friends over at IMDB.

Lucas To Make 'Star Wars' Sequels?

Star Wars creator George Lucas could be poised to make three sequels to the original space opera trilogy, according to insiders at Lucasfilm. According to fan site Theforce.Net, employees at Lucas's company Industrial Light And Magic (ILM) have all been made to sign non-disclosure agreements to promise not to talk about the possibility of episode's seven, eight and nine being made. Now industry insiders are predicting the American Graffiti director will make the follow-ups, which pick up where 1983's Return Of The Jedi left off, despite insisting he would never be lured into filming them. A posting on the site says, "You didn't hear this from me, but you might be curious as to why everyone at ILM just signed NDA's saying that they will not discuss Star Wars episodes 7, 8, or 9. Since they're not being made, why the NDA's? Of course, since when has Lucas been consistent?"

--> My feelings towards this sort of news is very unenthused. With the terrible Episode 1, and the even worse Episode 2, why would I have anything to look forward to? If Lucas did make a 7, 8, and 9 he would seriously need to stop making shit. No really, because that's what he's been doing. Stay the hell away from the computer imagery which for some reason he thinks is the only way to make movies now adays and get back to you roots. You can have minitures that perhaps combine the smallest of computer details, but don't just screw it and have actors in front of blue screens the entire time and even, for gods sake!, an entirely computer animated character amongst real people. If Episode 3 is AS bad as I think it will be, then forget me looking forward to anymore. I would have given up on Lucas, and just wish that he would stay like a hermit in Skywalker Ranch.