George Lucas Describes Star Wars as a "Painful" and "Unpleasant" Experience
01.27.12 by Chris
Now that Red Tails has proven to be a moderate success (the $58M project has grossed $22M in its first week), George Lucas can go back to focusing on his real bread and butter — Star Wars (any profit Lucas makes from Red Tails will be just chump change compared to the fortunes Star Wars continues to bring in for him).
Lucas is now doing press for his upcoming 3-D re-release of Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. In a video with Entertainment Weekly, Lucas talks about his experience making Episode IV - A New Hope.
Lucas recalls shooting the first Star Wars as "painful" and "unpleasant."
We never had enough time or money and we were always compromising on everything and it was a difficult experience all the way around.
Lucas said no one expected the movie to make any money, including himself. But when it went on to become a monster success, Lucas said he saw it as a way to gain control of his creation and help him make the trilogy he envisioned. Watch the TV spot for the 3-D re-release of Phantom Menace below.