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Prime Focus will oversee 3D conversion of STAR WARS: EPISODE I for Lucasfilm

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The 3D version of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is set for release on Feb. 10, 2012. Deadline has just reported that Prime Focus will oversee the 3D conversion for Lucasfilm.

Here is the press release:

LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2011) -- Lucasfilm, one of the world’s leading film and entertainment companies, and Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services company, are proud to announce their collaboration on the 3D conversion of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace for theatrical release, heralding an exciting new era in Star Wars entertainment. Prime Focus was selected by Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) following an exhaustive testing process.

“It was incredibly important to me that we have the technology, the resources and the time to do this right,” said Star Wars creator George Lucas. “I’m very happy with the results I’ve been seeing on Episode I.” 

When I first heard about this news, I was not too excited but I am starting to change my mind. Are you excited to see Star Wars in 3D? 

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