Fan of TheForce.net Helen H. writes in with this great info.
"Just got back from this presentation at the Directors Guild of America. George Lucas was tonight’s guest speaker. Here, very briefly, are the highlights:
Quote: “the future is in television.” That’s why he’s concentrating on an animated series and live action series, not features.
Indy Jones Chronicles are currently being cleaned up, are having documentaries added to them and will be shopped as “films for a modern day high school history class.” He’s hoping they’re released on DVDs very soon.
He’s very excited about the animated 3D Clone Wars TV series. He is trying to recreate the ambiance of a SW film in cartoon form – “there won’t be anything on TV like it” – it’ll be “smart ass comedy with contemporary humor.” It won’t be dealing with the Skywalker story. The emphasis is on freedom to portray anything they feel like; for instance some episodes are just about clonetroopers, another features as the main character Kit Fisto. He’s going to make 100 episodes, doesn’t have a network yet.
The live action series is still a few years away, no character decisions have been cast in stone. He did say that each show will be a different character.
And finally, unfortunately he couldn’t say if he’s going to be able to make it to Celebration IV – he’ll “be in the middle of making a movie.”
UPDATE: The official site has updated with a audio clip from this event right here. In it you can clearly hear George Lucas mentions the possibility of two animated series. Plus the story is accompanied by a new head show of the 3D animated Yoda.
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