‘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. 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.


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