The man behind the Millennium Falcon is a true believer in 3D technology.
The “man,” of course, is George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars space opera franchise.
At the CinemaCon trade show in Las Vegas this week, Lucas told an audience that the transition from 2D to 3D is going to be just as important as when media started to shift from black-and-white to color.
Lucas’s comments echo exactly what James (Avatar) Cameron said last year, pointing out that once you watch a 3D movie, watching something in 2D seems outdated. Even though not all movies will be spectacularly awesome in 3D, after a while the cost of producing a 3D film will go down and it will just be the norm.
Lucas is currently in the middle of re-touching all six of his Star Wars movies to be rescreened in movie theaters across the country, in 3D. This time will be different, as the films will be presented in true chronological order, starting with Episode I and ending with Episode VI.
(To see a great Star Wars “audition” tape, click on the picture above.)