George Lucas Producing CGI Musical. With Fairies. Sure. Why not.

     January 27, 2010

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Anyone who sat through the agony of what he did with The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones probably knows George Lucas will do just about anything with CGI, but is he really producing a CGI-animated musical … with fairies?

According to Heat Vision Blog, that’s exactly what’s in the works as a “top-secret” project at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. Kevin Munroe, who directed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie TMNT, is reportedly directing the project with a script by David Berenbaum, who penned the screenplays for Elf and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

But more importantly than all that: fairies? Really? That’s the only plot detail HVB reports about the project. If Lucas has proven anything, though, it’s that when he gets an idea in his head – no matter how crazy or downright awful it might seem to the rest of the world – he usually just does it anyway.

Hit the jump to find out what else Lucas and Munroe also have on their movie plates.

Along with this “top-secret” fairy craziness, Lucas is also producing the World War II movie Red Tails. Directed by Anthony Hemingway with a script by Jonathan Ridley, it focuses on the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black squadron to see aerial combat in WWII. The movie, listed as being in “post-production” at the IMDB, will be Hemingway’s feature directing debut.

As for Munroe, he recently wrapped production on his live-action debut, Dead of Night, starring Brandon Routh as Dylan Dog, a “supernatural detective” whose beat is the Louisiana bayou.

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