George Lucas: From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Strange Magic’ [WATCH VIDEO]
When you hear the title, “Star Wars,” you can’t help but think of the name behind the successful franchise, George Lucas. “Star Wars” will always hold a special place in George Lucas’ heart. Now that he’s sold his company to Disney, Lucas is set to release the animated film, “Strange Magic.” Read on for more details.
George Lucas knows that everywhere he goes, his name will always be attached to the “Star Wars” franchise. He will always be the man who created the famous sci-fi franchise.
“I knew I was always going to be ‘George (Star Wars) Lucas.’ There wasn’t anything I could do about it, so I had to get used to it,” he told NY Daily News.
In 2012, Lucas sold his company bearing his name (Lucasfilm) to Disney for $4.05 billion. He said that he knew he was going to give up the sci-fi franchise and company eventually.
Now that Lucas has left Disney in charge of the “Star Wars” franchise, Lucas decided to pursue his dream of creating something for little girls. He said that “Star Wars” was a “mythological adventure for 12-year-old boys,” and while everybody loved the franchise, the movie wasn’t exactly one that little girls would appreciate.
He said that during that time, he had two daughters, and he envisioned making a “fairy tale [movie] for 12-year-old girls.” It took him 15 years to fully realize this because he was often busy filming sequels to “Star Wars.”
Lucas revealed that “Strange Magic” is a family-oriented animated film that relies heavily on music. He said that the movie will features an eclectic mix of songs, including Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love.” Lucas told the outlet that his source of inspiration for the movie’s music was his collection of pop songs.
Lucas introduced the film at the Tribeca Grand on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. He said that the movie was “a little project of love.” He added that the movie was made for girls and talks about the “story of finding true love, because everybody deserves to be loved.”
“Strange Magic” features characters voiced by Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood. Lucas’ wife, Mellody Hobson, attended the screening with him.
“Strange Magic” is set to hit the theaters on Jan. 23, 2015. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.