GEORGE LUCAS To Retire From Directing Blockbusters?

By on 18 January, 2012

George Lucas Retiring - Red Tails


George Lucas has stated that he’s done with making blockbusters, revealing that it was the realisation that Hollywood weren’t prepared to invest in his latest film ‘Red Tails‘ that confirmed his decision!


The ‘STAR WARS‘ moviemaker cited disillusionment with the realisation that his legacy meant nothing in the eyes of those he was trying to seek backing from, and he tells the New York Times that this was the main reason he wants to leave the directors chair for good.

Lucas says:

“I’m retiring, I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff.”


He revealed he’d been turned away for his movie project ‘Red Tails‘, an action flick featuring an all-black cast; he said of those who rejected him – some not bothering to turn up:

“Isn’t this their job? Isn’t their job at least to see movies? It’s not like some Sundance kid coming in there and saying, ‘I’ve got this little movie – would you see it?’

“If Steven (Spielberg) or I or Jim Cameron or Bob Zemeckis comes in there, and they say, ‘We don’t even want to bother to see it.”


As a result the project was created entirely under Lucas‘ own steam, with a release date set for the 20th January, 2012. But I’m sure the helmer could be persuaded to come out of retirement for a fifth Indiana Jones movie, or even another STAR WARS flick? Or maybe to plug another one of his re-releases?



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