After ‘Red Tails’ Troubles, George Lucas Wants To Retire To Indie Films

George Lucas going indie for the rest of his filmmaking career? I’ll believe it when I see it, but hey, that’s exactly what the director/lightning rod has revealed as his plan going further.

In a profile in the New York Times, the filmmaker’s producing partner, Rick McCallum, reveals that “he will have completed his task as a man and a filmmaker,” with Lucas departing from blockbuster titles and going on to make films that are described as being “..small in scope, esoteric in subject and screened mostly in art houses. They’ll be like the experimental movies Lucas made in the 1960s, around the time he was at U.S.C. film school, when he recorded clouds moving over the desert and made a movie based on an E. E. Cummings poem.”

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George Lucas Visits Disneyland’s Revised ‘Star Tours’ Attraction
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Star Wars creator George Lucas visited Disneyland Park in California today, giving a thumbs up on the progress being made on the theme park’s newly revised Star Tours attraction.

The picture above is of Lucas posing with the audio-animatronics figure of C-3PO in the motion-simulated ride’s Starspeeder 1000 cockpit. Lucas, along with Star Wars producer Rick McCallum, took some test runs on the ride aboard the Starspeeder, which will now “travel” to several Star Wars worlds.

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