George Lucas buying dead film star’s rights?

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Here is an odd one, and I won’t comment until I know more, but I had to post it on here in hopes that someone would comment because it’s such an odd story but one that I can see Lucas doing…

from Darkhorizons.com:

George Lucas To Raise The Dead

By Garth Franklin Monday December 6th 2010 11:44PM

George Lucas To Raise The Dead

An interview with “Bean” and “The Tall Guy” director Mel Smith in The Daily Mail this week hinted at an ambitious CG-heavy project George Lucas is working on.

Smith directed the ambitious but derided 1994 black comedy flop “Radioland Murders” which Lucas produced and has no qualms about where to lay the blame – “The film was a disaster. George doesn’t understand comedy, so the movie flopped. At least it taught me how to use CGI. George is obsessed with it and used too much in the last two Star Wars films — which I thought were ghastly.”

He then dropped this following and telling quote: “‘He [Lucas] has been buying up the film rights to dead movie stars in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together in a movie, so you’d have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck appear alongside today’s stars.”

Smith says he’s “too busy” to help Lucas with said project which, at this time, hasn’t been officially announced in any capacity.

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3 Comments

  1. In some strange way it reminds me of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, only with humans interacting with people and not cartoons…in some morbid way, I want to see this happen. I feel like they’ve done similar things with Forest Gump and some commercials, but this is like an entire movie with dead film stars, I don’t even like the term “dead film stars” but if anyone can do it, Lucas can do it…whether it’ll be good or bad is still up for discussion.

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