Saturday, December 14, 2019

LUCAS CONFIRMS: STAR WARS STARS TO RETURN IN “EPISODE VII”

March 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

George Lucas has apparently jumped the gun and disclosed that the three original Star Wars stars, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) will reprise their roles in “Episode VII” of the popular franchise. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Lucas first remarked that all three had already been […]

HOW INVOLVED WILL LUCAS BE IN NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY?

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

First, there were those reports that George Lucas had developed an outline for a new Star Wars trilogy (Episodes 7, 8, and 9). Then there were reports that he had met with the original Star Wars stars to see if they would be interested in playing older versions of their characters in the new films. […]

MARK HAMILL UNSURE ABOUT STAR WARS RETURN

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While it had appeared from earlier statements that all of the original Star Wars members had been lined up by George Lucas to return to their roles for Episode 7, Mark Hamill has told E! News that he is undecided about doing so. Apparently speaking for the other costars of the original trilogy (or perhaps […]

WILL STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 FEATURE ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS?

November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It is becoming increasingly evident that George Lucas’s premise for Episode 7 of Star Wars includes the return of the stars of the original trilogy, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. Hamill recently disclosed that he and Fisher met with Lucas about the planned forthcoming film (but declined to discuss it because of a […]

DISNEY BUYS LUCASFILM; MORE STAR WARS MOVIES COMING

October 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that surprised — if not astonished — the movie industry, the Walt Disney Co. announced today (Tuesday) that it has acquired George Lucas’s Lucasfilm LTD in a stock-and-cash deal worth $4.05 billion. The deal calls for the unit, which will be headed by longtime Lucas collaborator Kathleen Kennedy, to roll out at […]

UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING TAKES BIG BITE OF BOX OFFICE

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Underworld: Awakening sank its teeth into the necks of box office pundits over the weekend as the vampire flick, starring Kate Beckinsale, opened with $25.3 million, far ahead of most of their predictions. It was helped by 3D and IMAX surcharges — $3.8 million of its total came from IMAX venues. Landing in second place […]

BOX OFFICE AWAKENING AS UNDERWORLD SEQUEL TAKES OFF (Updated)

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top two films at the weekend box office performed well above expectations and helped push the overall gross more than 30 percent above the same weekend a year ago, according to studio estimates. Sony Screen Gems’s Underworld: Awakening debuted ahead of the pack with an estimated $25.4 million (it made an additional $13.4 million […]

LUCAS TO RETIRE FROM BLOCKBUSTERS, MAKE “PERSONAL” FILMS

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently disgusted with his treatment by Hollywood studios when he approached them to finance Red Tails, his film about World War II’s famed Tuskegee Airmen featuring an all-black cast, George Lucas has told the New York Times that he will no longer make films for Hollywood (with the possible exception of another Indiana Jones movie). […]

LUCAS: HOLLYWOOD WON’T MAKE AN ALL-BLACK BIG-BUDGET MOVIE

January 12, 2012 by · 8 Comments 

His films may have earned more money than those of any other producer, but George Lucas says he was unable to find a single studio executive willing to back his film, Red Tails, about the Tuskegee Airmen, the heroic World War II group of black pilots. Appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Lucas […]

DON’T FORGET: JOBS ALSO GAVE US PIXAR

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While Steve Jobs will forever be associated with Apple, history will likely regard his influence on the entertainment business to have been as consequential as his influence on the personal computer business. It goes without saying that Apple’s iPod and the iTunes store has transformed the way music is now played and collected. But equally […]

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