Star Wars movies getting 3D cinema makeover

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star wars thumb.jpgLucasfilm have officially confirmed that the Star Wars movie saga will be getting a 3D makeover and hitting cinema screens in 2012.

Both the prequels and classic trilogy will have stereo conversion applied to the films, released year by year, starting with Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in two years time.

“Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” said John Knoll, visual effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic.

“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. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience.”

All six Star Wars films are also set for a Blu-ray boxset release next year, with never before seen scenes and improved audio and video quality.

Gerald Lynch