September 29th, 2010
10:41 AM ET
First George Lucas took us to a galaxy far, far away, and now he's journeying into another dimension: The filmmaker is re-releasing the entire "Star Wars" saga in 3-D.
Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that plans to bring Luke Sykwalker, Darth Vader, and R2D2 into the 3-D world have been in the works for years, though Lucas held off until enough 3-D screens were available in movie theaters to make it a major event.
Industrial Light & Magic is reportedly overseeing the 3-D conversion, and, according to a statement by visual effects supervisor John Knoll obtained by Deadline.com, "We will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience."
In other words, get ready to dodge laser beams, space debris – and Jar Jar Binks.
The first of the movies, "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace," is set for release in 2012, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with the remaining films rolling out in order at the same time in consecutive years.
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