George Lucas Is Off With The Fairies

1/29/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

"Star Wars" helmer George Lucas is set to produce an untitled top-secret CGI-animated musical currently in preproduction, reports Heat Vision.

According to Heat Vision: George Lucas is tackling his first musical. The untitled, top-secret CGI-animated film is in preproduction at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin County.

The project marks a rare foray outside the “Star Wars” universe for Lucas who, while not directing a movie since “Revenge of the Sith” in 2005, is putting the finishing touches on “Red Tails,” the adventure movie that tells the World War II story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black pilots. Lucas wrote the screenplay for “Tails” and is exec producing.

"TMNT" and "Dead of Night" director Kevin Munroe helms the film, which is expected to feature music from a variety of sources. David Berenbaum, who wrote the Will Ferrell comedy “Elf” and children’s fantasy “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” penned the screenplay.

Details on the story are being kept tightly under wraps, but it is known that the film will involve fairies. A Lucasfilm spokesperson said it was too early to comment on the details of the project.

Wait, what? Yes, George Lucas is making a film about fairies.

But I say we give the man the benefit of the doubt. Sure he hasn’t had the best success (critically, I mean) with “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull” the most recent Star Wars films, but it’s still George freakin’ Lucas. For the record, I thought “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” was awesome, easily the best of the “new” Star Wars films.

Either way, Lucas knows his way around the block when it comes to special effects, and it should be interesting to see how this project takes shape.

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