Lucasfilm Force Awakens crosses $250M globally

Lucasfilm: Latest J.J. Abrams film beats opening day record previously set by last Harry Potter movie originally post by cbc.ca – writer Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted: Dec 20, 2015 10:41 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 20, 2015 10:41 AM ET A scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Daisy Ridley, right, as…

The Force Awakens isn’t even out yet and it’s already boosting Disney’s earnings

The Force Awakens Originally posted at qz.com by Ashley Rodriguez Picture: “They’re coming.” (Lucasfilm) In 2012, the Walt Disney Company paid $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilm and the rights to Star Wars. Now, it’s about to truly reap the rewards of that investment.The entertainment behemoth, which is gearing up to release Star Wars: The Force Awakens on…

Star Wars EP VIII goes back to Skellig Michael

originally posted at theguardian.com by Ben Child Star Wars EP VIII goes back to Skellig Michael Irish government announces that Rian Johnson’s space-opera sequel will film on the tiny outcrop despite the objections of conservationists Conservation controversy … Skellig Michael. Photograph: De Agostini/S. Vannini/Getty Disney and Lucasfilm will return to the remote Irish island of…

Star Wars Spinoff Rogue One

Eyes Actor Riz Ahmed Originally posted at variety.com Star Wars Spinoff Rogue One IMAGE COURTESY OF AMANDA EDWARDS/WIREIMAGE Sources tell Variety that “Nightcrawler” actor Riz Ahmed is the top choice for the male lead in the “Star Wars” anthology film “Rogue One.” Gareth Edwards is directing and Ben Mendelsohn is also set to star as…

The Force Awakens Trailer 2: "We're home!"

OH MY …… I can’t stand the thought of wishing the year go by, but I can’t wait for this release. The Force Awakens Trailer 2 builds the storyline in so many discrete ways. ! LOVE IT ! ROLE: NAME Director: J.J. Abrams Writers: J.J. Abrams (Screenplay) | Lawrence Kasdan (Screenplay) | George Lucas (Characters) Producers: J.J. Abrams |…

Harrison Ford Injured on the Set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII

Originally posted by Variety.com Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of Disney and Lucasfilm’s new “Star Wars” movie. According to Disney, the 71-year-old actor was hospitalized after sustaining a bad ankle injury during filming on Wednesday. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care,” the statement reads. Ford was at…

Josh Trank to Direct ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Movie

Originally posted at variety.com JUNE 4, 2014 | 09:06AM PT “Chronicle” and “Fantastic Four”-helmer Josh Trank will direct a standalone “Star Wars” movie,Lucasfilm and Disney have announced. The subject of the movie has not been revealed, but would feature characters from the “Star Wars” universe and not be part of the upcoming trilogy, starting with next year’s “Star Wars: Episode VII” that…

San Francisco offers waterfront site to George Lucas for museum

BY JENNIFER CHAUSSEE Fri May 30, 2014 5:58pm EDT Filmmaker George Lucas looks on during the opening of Lucasfilm’s new animation production facility, the Sandcrawler, in Singapore January 16, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/EDGAR SU  (Reuters) – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered George Lucas 2.3 acres of waterfront real estate in hopes that the director…