Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lucas on Indy, Star Wars and Red Tails

Lucas on Indy, Star Wars and Red Tails

Legendary film-maker George Lucas has been reflecting on films past, present and future, including Indiana Jones, Star Wars and a new film called Red Tails.After the recent Indiana Jones film, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Lucas sees a future for Dr Jones and a fifth movie is certainly a possibility.

He said: "The franchise really depends on me coming up with a good idea, you know.

"And that series is very research-intensive. So we're doing research now to see if we can't come up with another object for him to chase. And you know, hopefully we'll come up with something."

Although there were rumours that the last movie set up a passing of the famed fedora from Harrison Ford to Shia LaBeouf - Lucas dismisses that.

"He is Indiana Jones," Lucas says of Ford. "You know if Indiana Jones wasn't in it, you'd have to call it 'Mutt Williams and the Search for Elvis'."

Lucas has been involved in a film project that is ten years in the making, revolving around the black Army pilots of World War II known as the Tuskegee airmen.

He says it's finally getting close to production and the movie's going to be called Red Tails.

Recently he has shared the mantle of his iconic Star Wars universe with director Dave Filoni, which has spawned the animated adventure, The Clone Wars which is released in cinemas this summer.

It will be followed in the autumn with the launch of an animated TV series by the same name


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