So George Lucas, father of all things Star Wars, is apparently packing his bags and moving out of movie town. His destination? All things TV.
According to Lucas: “We don’t want to make movies. We’re about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, we’ve moved away from the feature film thing, because it’s too expensive and it’s too risky. I think the secret to the future is quantity. Because that’s where it’s going to end up.”
So where does this leave the films he still has in development?
Lucas on Indiana Jones 4: “Steve (Spielberg) and I are still working away, trying to come up with something we’re happy with. Hopefully in a short time we will come to an agreement. Or something,” Lucas said.
And in related news, Joe Johnston, director of Jurassic Park 3, is set to helm the upcoming sequel, currently known as Jurassic Park 4. The film will be based on a script by William Monahan (The Departed).
The movie is rumoured to focus on the character of Lexie and her grandfather Dr. Hammond, played in the first film by Ariana Richards and Sir Richard Attenborough, respectively.