With the 3 Star Wars prequel films only grossing $2.4 billion worldwide it’s no wonder that George Lucas is in need of a bit more cash. His answer? to remaster every Star Wars film into 3D.
The Phantom Menace 3D is due to be released in 2012, with the rest of the prequels and the original films released every year. That means that the release of Return of the Jedi 3D in 2017 will coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the original Star Wars film.
Lucas is said to be committed to making the films look as good retro-fitted in 3D as they would if they’d been shot in 3D originally. “It’s not going to look like [conversions] we’ve seen in the past”. We’ll wait and see on that one.