Stunning new piece from comic book icon Joe Kubert for the new George Lucas produced film “Red Tails” about African American fighter pilots during World War II known collectively as the “Tuskegee Airmen”.
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Thrilling new trailer for the upcoming season of Clone Wars! It premieres this Friday; September 16, 2011 on the Cartoon Network.
Here’s another post in honor of Star Trek’s 45th Anniversary. We always felt that dry dock scene in Star Trek ’09 was inspired by seventies Star Trek cover artist Lou Feck. And we think the composite above makes that abundantly clear. That visual connection was one of the first things that got us excited about this film before release.
George Lucas [talked] for… 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real.
He [was] going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ‘My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’
I first thought he (Lucas) was joking… and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, ‘If you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there’s no way you haven’t built a spaceship for yourself… So I asked him… ‘Can I have a seat on it?’
He claimed he didn’t have a spaceship, but there’s no doubt there’s a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go… It’s gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I’ll be blown up like the rest of us.”
We don’t buy a second of it. Not even when Rogen claims Lucas “was serious”. In fact, no uses of “for real” or “totally … serious”, like, totally convince us. For real.
But it’s fun Thursday news. And we bet it gave George a laugh or two.
Variety announced today that Ridley Scott is teaming with the Science Channel to produce a series entitled “Prophets of Science Fiction”. The series will profile the creators of seminal science fiction books, television shows and films.
The first season will feature eight episodes. So far only three of the subjects have been announced: Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas. The Science Channel is part of Discovery Communications.
Although Lucasfilm denied reports of creating 3D versions of the Star Wars film as recently as October, it seems they’ve had a change of heart.
In an interview with George Lucas during the Golden Globes he had this to say about Avatar:
I liked it … I make movies like that, I can appreciate what he went through to do it. Happy it’s so successful, and worked very well in 3D. Haven’t been a big fan of 3D, but that movie definitely improves in 3D.
Then he went on to say:
We’ve been looking for years and years and years at trying to take Star Wars and put it in 3D. 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.
Doesn’t sound like it’s close to active development, but the “impetus” he speaks of may soon put it there.
Yesterday was the third day of a secret LucasFilm film shoot in West Hollywood. If you were allowed to enter the “LODESTAR” production stage, you would’ve seen Boba Fett, Admiral Ackbar, a Tusken Raider, and even some Jawas. C3PO himself Anthony Daniels will be filming later this week.
So what is LucasFilm shooting? The good news is that George Lucas isn’t making a another Star Wars movie (not yet anyways) or additional scenes for some super duper special editions. And No, the Star Wars live-action television series has yet to begin production. So what is it? Answer after the jump.
Okay, maybe not any of the things we hoped for. But it might make our next trip to Disney World more interesting.
According to the BBC:
Eight police officers serving with Scotland’s largest force listed their official religion as Jedi in voluntary diversity forms, it has emerged.
Strathclyde Police said the officers and two of its civilian staff claimed to follow the faith, which features in the Star Wars movies.”
These aren’t the police you’re looking for. You can go about your business.
The article goes on to say:
About 390,000 people listed their religion as Jedi in the 2001 Census for England and Wales.
Hmm … too many punchlines, too little bandwidth.