Star Wars in 3D

What…?  Lucasfilm announced today that work is under way to convert the “Star Wars” saga to 3D.

Both sagas, that is six pictures, will get 3D make over and theatrical re-release starting with “Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” which is scheduled to return to theaters in 2012.

The exact release date has not been formally announced, but a Lucasfilm spokesperson said the movie will open wide and possibly worldwide.

Lucas wants to reintroduce the flicks to young Jedi audiences who have become accustomed to 3D and only know ‘Star Wars’ from the old home video.

Another source close to the project called the series “perfectly suited” for 3D and said “I expect this to be as much fun for people that have not experienced ‘Star Wars’ as it was for people who were there in 1977 staring at the screen with mouth agape.”

The time between re-releases has not yet been determined, as that will depend on how fast they can convert all six films to 3D.  Another source close to the project said, “that there are no plans to add or fix visual effects on the movies.”

I say whatever, why change a good thing, as there was nothing wrong with the first trilogy and everything wrong with the second.  Just leave it alone.

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