If you listened to the Major Spoilers Podcast first thing this morning, then you’ve heard the news already. But just in case you missed it, all six Star Wars movies are going to get the 3-D treatment for 2012.
Visual effects supervisor John Knoll said Lucasfilm is committed to ensuring that the 3D conversion delivers results as good as a movie shot and authored in 3D. Knoll said that it’ll be used to make the experience more immersive and he’ll avoid some of the more jarring, exaggerated uses of 3D that have marked previous stereoscopic pics.
Some in H’Wood are claiming this decision by George Lucas as proof that 3-D movies aren’t going away. A quick look at the declining box office returns of 3-D movies proves otherwise. The only thing this decision proves, is H’wood and LucasFilm believes they can dupe the audience into buying yet another ticket to the same movie they’ve already seen a dozen times. Unfortunately, I think they will be proven right as I’m going to guess many will line up to see Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace when it returns to theaters in 2012.