|Finally, fans can see Jar Jar Binks in glorious three dimensions.|
“Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace” has an official 3D theatrical release date.
The first part in the space saga will hit theaters on Feb. 10, 2012, according to a Lucasfilm-operated site.
Lucasfilm plans to release all six films in the series in 3D, with one coming out each year. The hope is to reintroduce the franchise to young audiences who have only seen “Star Wars” on TV and DVD.
This isn’t the first time Lucas has revisited the original trilogy. In 1997, the director spent over $10 million up revising the movies he shot in the 1970s and 80s and inserting scenes and characters that exploited CGI technology.
He also inserted new digital alien creations and inserted scenes — alterations that drew the ire of fans.
The conversion to 3D was supervised by Industrial Light & Magic.