‘Star Wars’ Saga in 3D in Theaters 2012

Beginning with ‘Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace’, all 6 ‘Star Wars’ films are slated for a 3D release.
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‘Star Wars’ Saga in 3D in Theaters 2012

Star Wars. In 3D. In theaters. In 2012. Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today that the live-action Star Wars Saga will be converted to 3D, and will be arriving in theater starting in 2012.

There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive. Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd., the cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level, with Industrial Light & Magic supervising the project. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. A release date has not yet been determined.

"Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right," said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic.

"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."

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released May 25th, 1977.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was released May 21st, 1980.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was released May 25th, 1983.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released May 19th, 1999.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was released May 16th, 2002.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith was released May 19th, 2005.

Sources:StarWars.com

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  • jc • 5 years ago

    freakin awsome!!! cant wait to see padme in 3D!!! lol

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    • fake343333333 • 5 years ago

      who wants 2 see Jar-Jar Binks in 3-D..?!

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      • spongebob-boxofficepants • 5 years ago

        Star Wars is bazk get ready Star Trek cause you have met your match!

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        • stpaulkid • 5 years ago

          Hey shut up all of you who don't this to happen this going to be awesome! And its going to happen! Ollie they will do a live action series but not at the moment.

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          • ollie-styrene • 5 years ago

            NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! why the heck are they wasting time and money on doing these films in 3D??? why not put the time and effort in making the long awaited live action series instead..

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            • cineprog • 5 years ago

              Yep, But are they going to do all Six film Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of The Jedi they were not shot Digital so they will be hard to convert to 3D unless there is some software that Lucas and ILM have come up with to do so.

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              • nightwing18 • 5 years ago

                alll you f*ckers suck dick and dont shake your titti*s while voting. Big gulps

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                • 2movieguys • 5 years ago

                  It's a done deal ..George killed my childhood filsm forever...................FORVER!!

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                  • internetwin • 5 years ago

                    I'll probably only see 4-6. If I don't have the bluray by then :3

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                    • narrator • 5 years ago

                      Hmm... The ENTIRE Star Wars Saga? On screen, in 3D? Good luck! :P

                      Now, if you were to re-release the ORIGINAL trilogy, with remastered effects, and put it exclusively for IMAX theaters ,for say... Christmas next year? Then yeah, it would make money. And keep the 3D out.

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                      • bungalow359 • 5 years ago

                        TOTALLY AGREE WITH JIMTHAR. IF YOU LOOK AT HIS CAREER HOW MANY FILMS HAS LUCAS ( SHOULD BE LUCASH) MADE. HAVING SAID THAT I LOVE THE FILMS AND IF THEY GET IT SPOT ON CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT EMPIRES AS ASTEROID CHASE WILL LOOK LIKE OR JEDI'S SPACE BATTLE, THE POD RACE ECT ECT. SO MANY GREAT MOMENTS.

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                        • diaigma • 5 years ago

                          Anytime ;)

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                          • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                            LOL @DIAGMA, thats real big help. ty, lmfao.

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                            • asif • 5 years ago

                              Cool.

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                              • diaigma • 5 years ago

                                @JasonKat - A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away . . .

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                                • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                                  planets*

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                                  • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                                    Qestion to any jadi out there.. is star wars a future movie or is it sumthing before life, i mean does earth exist? i guess wat i trying to say is.. did the world end and now there r other plantes out there like seen in the movie, or did all this happened b4 earth. its a stupid qestio, i know but watever the answer is, would a part 8 fit in? since no1 died in the last1, or atleast, the bad guys did, but people lived on.

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                                    • avian005 • 5 years ago

                                      Glad their taking their time and not rushing the converting like in Clash of the Titans, Alice in Wonderland, and The Last Airbender.

                                      Star Wars rules!

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                                      • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

                                        way better than titanic 3d!

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                                        • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

                                          Now i hated the prequels but the originals would be incredible to see in 3d! thats just amazing.

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