George Lucas NOT Digitally Resurrecting Dead Actors

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Contrary to the rather strange reports that George Lucas was planning to digitally recreate famous actors that have long-since been deceased, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm says otherwise. Yesterday, we told you that director Mel Smith had said that Lucas was buying up the film rights to every dead movie star he could get his hands on in hopes of digitally recreating them for the ultimate star-studded film event.  Well, today On The Red Carpet reports that a spokesman for Lucasfilm told them that “this is a false rumor.”

While the story did seem incredibly strange, it’s maybe even more interesting that the general public wasn’t quick to dismiss the story as rumor. It’s amusing that Lucas’ hubris has become so infamous that him digitally recreating the likes of Katherine Hepburn and Fred Astaire for his own morbid curiosity isn’t all that hard to believe for the majority of the movie-going public. But fear not Lucas-loathers, the man still plans to re-release the Star Wars films in 3D (starting with Episode I, of course) and is still working on that live-action Star Wars TV show, so there will be plenty more opportunities to lambast Lord Lucas.




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  • Bob

    Why can’t he just die already?

    • master pain

      What a prick!!!

  • pgitt

    Sounds like a non-denial denial to me. What’s a “false rumor” anyway? Sounds like George Lucas attended Bill Clinton’s weekend seminar on rhetorical falsification.
    http://www.youscreeniscreen.com

  • Guester

    Lambast Lord Lucas? For what, creating one of the most beloved franchises in history? He’s not making anyone go see them (again and again), and I’ve never understood the hate internet nerds have over the slightest ‘wrong’ Lucas does to his own properties. Just because you a see movie one hundred times doesn’t make it yours, and if you have seen it one hundred times, it’s probably a good idea to move on with your life.

    Even the tone of this article , which tries to correct misinformation, almost makes it sound like Lucas himself caused the misinformation. That’s what happens when blogs and websites jump the gun and have to post, repost, and post again to make up for the lack of journalistic integrity and fidelity to the FACTS, and not the rumor. There’s plenty of reasons not to worship “Lord Lucas” (Howard the Duck comes to mind), but even implying that failing to tingle every molecule of every ridiculous man-child’s body for not living up to their impossibly stupid expectations is incredibly stupid.

    These people spend most of their lives living in fantasy, spend fortunes on fake light swords, and get upset over midgets dressed in furry costumes; why do we take them seriously, again?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2YD6MMXOF4NAOCWESLYDVTATQ FrankMonday

    I am ancient enough to have seen the original movies first run in the theaters and
    hate to break it to all the revisionist historians out there but Episodes 4,5, and 6 were not popular for their characters, epic good vs. evil plotline, or any other “cinema-artiste” reasons.
    We all went to see them for the cool dogfights in space, weird aliens, light sabers, and the “asthmatic dude in black armor with the Nazi helmet”. Those of us who became obsessed had contests over who saw it the most times (there was no real home video back then, only 10 minute super-8 reels). My record was 113 times.
    In other words all of the criticisms laid on 1,2 and 3 are all valid when used on the original trilogy, save “Empire” which was favored by most critics even then.
    This is why I find all the elitism surrounding the last 3 movies amusing. They were just as “good” as the original trilogy. Simple eye candy meant for popcorn consumption.
    That’s all folks.

    • TheWorldIsEndingHeSaidSo

      Yeah, but just because the movies are in the same ballpark doesn’t mean the latter don’t suck dick. Batman and Robin was a summer blockbuster with a star-studded cast trying to entertain it’s audience in the same way The Dark Knight did. But, The Dark Knight didn’t blow.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2YD6MMXOF4NAOCWESLYDVTATQ FrankMonday

    I am ancient enough to have seen the original movies first run in the theaters and
    hate to break it to all the revisionist historians out there but Episodes 4,5, and 6 were not popular for their characters, epic good vs. evil plotline, or any other “cinema-artiste” reasons.
    We all went to see them for the cool dogfights in space, weird aliens, light sabers, and the “asthmatic dude in black armor with the Nazi helmet”. Those of us who became obsessed had contests over who saw it the most times (there was no real home video back then, only 10 minute super-8 reels). My record was 113 times.
    In other words all of the criticisms laid on 1,2 and 3 are all valid when used on the original trilogy, save “Empire” which was favored by most critics even then.
    This is why I find all the elitism surrounding the last 3 movies amusing. They were just as “good” as the original trilogy. Simple eye candy meant for popcorn consumption.
    That’s all folks.

    • old soldier

      Same here, I remember standing in line for hours to see the original movie. Lucas himself said “…I’m not trying to make the Godfather here.” Star Wars is good, clean, dumb fun nothing more. Sit down and just enjoy. As far as bringing back dead actors and the “morbid curiosity”, if seeing dead actors is offensive stop watching Citizen Kane, African Queen, Gone With The Wind, and even Bad Santa for crying out loud. Because you “resurect” them every time you watch.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2YD6MMXOF4NAOCWESLYDVTATQ FrankMonday

    While I’m at it, the same goes for the last “Raiders” movie. Does anyone remember the 1st 3? I can’t believe all the crap “Kingdom” caught over just how FX heavy and, this is good, how unrealistic it was.
    Yeah, I guess it’s easier to buy not getting all melty by simply closing your eyes, drinking an antidote that immediately stops a poison, getting off an airplane using a raft and ending up in a friendly village, avoiding a flash fire by going under brackish and flammable water, and curing a gunshot by drinking from a mythical cup than saving one’s ass by hiding in a fridge during a nuclear blast.
    At least the first 3 didn’t use many special FX…

  • 2nd that

    suck on a tailpipe lucas you evil money loving/childhood ruining weenie

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