Tuesday, December 07, 2010

If You Didn't Dislike George Lucas Before...

...this story might do it for you.

George Lucas is apparently buying the rights for a lot of classic movies so he can digitally recreate long dead actors in some future project.

It is a rumor, and every time I run across this story, they emphasize the element that Lucas wants to make new movies with those actors. I have an equally plausible, but more horrifying vision of what these little tidbits might actually mean.

What if instead of making new films, Lucas, with the full rights to these movies in his pocket, decides to try to, *ahem*, improve them the way he did the original Star Wars movies, so that the only versions of those older movies that exist are the ones that he worked on.

You know that if he is indeed gathering the rights to these movies that the above scenario has to have at least crossed his mind.

So if you love classic films and the actors who starred in them, the idea that George Lucas will have almost exclusive domain over a respectable amount of either should fill your heart with terror.

1 comment:

Tracey said...

WOW! Just when I thought I couldn't possibly dislike him any more ... you go and tell me about this!

Has the world gone absolutely mad!?!?!
... oh the horror ...