â€œI can go and make half a dozen â€˜THXes.â€™ Iâ€™ll lose everything I put into them, guaranteed. But I can have a lot of fun doing it.â€ — George Lucas
Ugh. This is the same drivel that we heard from George Lucas while he was making the Star Wars prequels. He kept saying, and I’m quoting loosely here, that “once I’m done with these prequels I’m free to make whatever movies I want, even if I lose money”.
As it turns out, “whatever movies I want” is turning into more Star Wars projects. A lot more. Currently Lucasarts has created a full-length computer-animated feature-film (like the overuse of hyphens there?), a follow-up episodic computer-animated TV show (of which there are a reported 100 episodes in the bag), and a live action TV show that is currently in the works.
These are a lot of work, even with a staff of thousands that Lucas can beckon any time he needs them. Producing a film is no small task. So I think it will be years before we see a THX-esque style film from Lucas.
This isn’t to say that I’m complaining. I’m a Star Wars fan to the bone marrow. More! More! More! Oh, the reason I’m writing all of this is to tell you that this is a pretty good article in the New York Times.
Just a side note about this article: The title of the piece is “Free to Follow His Heart Right Back to ‘Star Wars'” while the page title on the Web is “George Lucas, Free to Follow His Instincts Right Back to ‘Star Wars'”. I found that sorta interesting.