Star Wars Movies to Be Re-Released in 3D

3-D Phantom Menace coming in 2012
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2010 1:40 AM CDT
Star Wars Movies to Be Re-Released in 3D
Soon be re-released in 3D, the Star Wars series will.   (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd)

The Jedi are returning to movie theaters in 3-D. Lucasfilm has announced that all six Star Wars movies will be re-released in 3-D starting in 2012. Many fans of the saga may be disappointed to learn that the Phantom Menace will be first to hit movie theaters, meaning Jar Jar Binks will be in 3-D long before Han Solo, the New York Times notes. George Lucas' special-effects company Industrial Light & Magic will oversee the conversions.

The company has no intention of rushing the process to cash in on the success of Avatar and other 3-D blockbusters, according to ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll. "Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” he said. “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results." (More Star Wars stories.)

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