We all knew it was coming.
For years, George Lucas has said he’d like to upgrade the “Star Wars” movies to 3-D.
And now he’s doing it.
According to Deadline, Lucas will make the news official later today at Star Wars Saga conversion. Industrial Light and Magic will oversee the project of converting the six films to 3-D and its expect that they will be released to theaters beginning in 2012.
Lucas will be starting at the beginning of the saga with a 3-D version of “The Phantom Menance” expected as the first release. (Dear heavens…3-D Jar-Jar….save us!)
“Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right. 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,” says ILM’s John Knoll, who will supervise the project.