George Lucas – The Most Frugal Storyteller of All Time
It is being reported that George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic is in the process of converting “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” into 3D. The new 3D version will arrive in the theaters in 2012.
[The 2012 release] will be followed in the stereoscopic format by the five other movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. (L.A. Times)
Despite what some critics may say about George Lucas, he is the only director in the history of cinema to extract so much value and money from a single story. He has released Star Wars in as many mediums as there are available. And if he is as smart a businessman as he seems to be we will soon see the Star Wars story in Egyptian hieroglyphs, as well as petroglyphs, to be followed by a stop-motion animation version directed by Tim Burton.