Posts Tagged ‘George Lucas’
Willow coming to Blu-ray March 2013!
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:00 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 13 December 2012 05:00
Finally, one of my favorite 80′s movies is coming to blu ray! Willow has just been announced by Fox\MGM for a blu-ray release in March of next year. I love Willow, it’s directed by Ron Howard, produced and pretty much written by George Lucas, there’s plenty of magic and feel-good moments and it stars a lean, mean Val Kilmer! The basic premise behind the movie is Willow, played by Warwick Davis, finds a baby girl abandoned. What he finds out about the girl is she is the one destined to finally bring an end to the vile reign of Queen Bavmorda, who no one likes. Thus begins Willow’s adventure to protect the girl and join forces with a crazy cast of unlikely heroes. Oh yeah and he has to try to overthrow the evil Queen, no biggie.
The blu ray release will be a remastered version of the classic film, overseen by LucasFilm itself. There will also be some new special features not seen on the DVD version such as a video diary by Warwick Davis and Ron Howard introduced deleted scenes. Willow will release for Blu-ray in a DVD combo pack on March 12, 2013. What an agonizing wait for a classic. They gave us Princess Bride and all was good, so now wait we will for Willow!
Say what? Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion?!?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:11 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:10
It’s unbelievably true but the House of the Mouse is now more powerful than the Dark Lord of the Sith! In a surprising move, Disney has scooped up Lucasfilm for a massive $4.05 billion. For those counting along at home, that means Mickey Mouse is now (in a round about way) related to Wolverine and Luke Skywalker. Very, very interested to go to that Thanksgiving dinner. I mean who slices the turkey, Wolvie and his adamantium claws or Darth Vader and his lightsaber?
The other big news to come out of this it that Star Wars: Episode 7 will begin production and release sometime in 2015. No, they gave no details surrounding the plot or whether it will be any good or not – except it will not be helmed by George Lucas. I imagine that there will be a third trilogy of at least massive special effects and grand set pieces. Interested in what flannel clad bearded maestro George Lucas has to say? Glad you asked:
For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.
So there you have it folks, a mega conglomerate of franchises. Maybe they can get a proper Indiana Jones flick going? Let’s see what the future holds. Hit the break and light up those comments geeks!
Jurassic Park will be rampaging in 3D in 2013
Last Updated on Friday, 16 March 2012 04:58 Written by JCWaitWat Friday, 16 March 2012 04:58
Perhaps after the surprising success of the 3D reboot of Starwars episode I: The Phantom Menace, Universal Studios have announced that Steven Spielberg’s dino-epic will be re-released in 3D. This re-release will come to theatres in the US on the 19th July. Many complained about the poor quality of the 3D in The Phantom Menace, but hopefully Spielberg will be directly involved the with re-boot. Producer Kathleen Kennedy said to a Collider journalist that both Spielberg and director of photography Janusz Kaminski will be analysing and evaluating the film frame by frame. Kennedy went on to stress the importance of having a cinematographer sit down with the director and why this duo could produce great results:
“I’m not a huge proponent of post-conversion, but I think if the film maker gets intricately involved in the post-conversion—it’s not just a technological exercise—then I think it can be really, really good and I think Jurassic Park is a perfect example of a movie that could work really, really well as a 3D picture”
Hopefully Jurassic Park 3D will break away from the recent string of terrible 3D films and actually become something very impressive. Will Spielberg go down a similar line to George Lucas and begin releasing a number of his films in 3D? Are you looking forward to 3D T-rex’s or is it just a shameless drive for money? Sound off in the comments!
So the next Indiana Jones game is a Facebook game??
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 06:51 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 29 November 2011 07:52
You read that right my faithful geeks, Indiana Jones will make his next stop at Facebook as part of the revamped (in a way) Adventure World. Dubbed Indiana Jones Adventure World, players will create, if they haven’t already, a friendly avatar to go adventuring and collect trinkets and such. What it is, is a Zynga game, the Farmville makers, using the pay\wait to play business model and tossing in one of geekdom’s most beloved silver screen heroes. Indy won’t even be playable, he’s been demoted to non-playable buddy.
The two most horrible things about this? The most obvious is the fact that LucasFilm and Paramount actually signed off on this. We all know George Lucas will whore out the Star Wars franchise for another plaid shirt but did Spielberg agree to this? The worst part? This little mess of a game will be considered canon, as in it’s an official part of Indy’s story! *EXPLETIVE DELETED* Look guys, Crystal Skull wasn’t the greatest but this? This is how you plan to turn it around? They even get the theme? Not cool, not cool at all! After the jump, you geeks can read the source story and decide for yourselves but I’m one unhappy geek!