George Lucas: "Avatar's" Technology Could Make 3-D "Star Wars" a Reality

Monday, Jan 18, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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George Lucas: "Avatar's" Technology Could Make 3-D "Star Wars" a Reality

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George Lucas, the director of Star Wars and other movies, has headquartered his base of film operations in San Francisco's Presidio.

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George Lucas has yet to work in the new 3-D technology that is sweeping Hollywood, but the director told Access Hollywood that the success and achievements of "Avatar" could help bring "Star Wars" into the third dimension.

"I liked it. I make movies like that, [so], I can appreciate what [James Cameron] went through to do it," George Lucas told Access Hollywood at the HBO Golden Globes party on Sunday.

"[I'm] happy it's so successful, and worked very well in 3-D," he continued. "Haven't been a big fan of 3-D, but that movie definitely improves in (the field of) 3-D."

George was so impressed with the movie's technology – which took home the trophy for Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 2010 Globes – that he thinks it could help pave the way for creating 3-D versions of his "Star Wars" movies.

"We've been looking for years and years and years of trying to take 'Star Wars' and put it in 3-D," George explained to Access. "But, [the] technology hasn't been there. We've been struggling with it, but I think this will be a new impetus to make that happen."

First up, George is writing and producing "Red Tails," about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

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