In somewhat of a surprise move, Disney has announced that they've purchased GEORGE LUCAS' production company, Lucasfilm, for $4.05 BILLION. Even more surprisingly, Disney says a SEVENTH "Star Wars" movie is in the works . . . and will be released in 2015. It's being referred to as "Star Wars, Episode Seven", so it would follow the events of "Return of the Jedi".
This will be the beginning of a THIRD trilogy, which will include two more movies . . . and potentially more. A Disney suit says, quote, "Our long-term plan is to release a new 'Star Wars' feature film every two to three years.
George Lucas will serve as a "creative consultant" on the new "Star Wars" movies, but he won't be writing or directing them. In a statement, he said, quote, "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers."
I'm already yawning at the prospect....get ready for more Star Wars characters doing the YMCA.
if you've never been to this event, let me tell you, it's pretty cool.
I went to a Brew and View at the Majestic Theatre last year of Anchorman, and it was a blast. Die hard movie fans get together, have a brew and watch their favorite movie on the big screen. This time, they're showing The Big Lebowski (Top 3 favorite movie of all time for me) on November 15th. Only 5 bucks to get in and it's a blast.