The Lucasfilm rumours just keep on coming this week, and much like yesterday’s news about a possible new Star Wars trilogy, we have no way of knowing how reliable this information really is. However, it definitely sounds feasible, and in this case, we are being told to expect a confirmation sometime next month. Now that the Star Wars 3-D re-release has been confirmed, it seems that George Lucas may also be turning his attention to updating another big money-making franchise. Could the Indiana Jones movies be heading back to the big screen in 3-D as well?
This scoop comes courtesy of Blue Sky Disney, and while they don’t have much else in the way of specifics, the good news is that if it happens, it looks like they won’t be leading off with the latest installment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. So while the Star Wars 3-D releases have the disadvantage of bringing back movies that were just in theatres less than a decade ago, here we could get a chance to see Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen for the first time in almost 30 years. That, in itself, seems somewhat exciting.
Of course, the inevitable question here is whether or not Lucas might decide to do some additional CG tinkering while he’s at it. This is something I don’t think many fans would take kindly to, although it might be hard for Lucas to resist since he didn’t get a chance to do “Special Editions” for these films previously. Still, who wouldn’t want to see a giant boulder rolling right out of the screen and into their face? I’m intrigued, and considerably more interested in this than the Star Wars re-releases. Thoughts?