George Lucas Producing a Mystery CGI Musical with Fairies
It almost sounds like something The Onion would craft for laughs, but this is absolutely true as THR's Heat Vision reports George Lucas is in pre-production at Skywalker Ranch on an untitled, super secret, CGI musical of which the only plot details that have come to surface are that it features fairies. I guess if James Cameron can remake Fern Gully, Lucas thinks he should take a crack at it. I jest, but the project does seem a little out of the ordinary. But then again, I remember some in depth discussion about the creation of the space opera that takes place in Revenge of the Sith so maybe its some kind of weird passion project for him.
Directing the film is Kevin Munroe who most recently brought us the moderately cool CGI action TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if you're not familiar), and he's working from a script by David Berenbaum (Elf, The Spiderwick Chronicles), but it's not clear if Berenbaum worked from an original story idea from Lucas (it sounds like that's the case). If history is any indication that's usually when Lucas' ideas are best utilized since they have a filter before they're thrown onto a screen. LucasFilm says it's too early to even comment on the project, so we'll just wait to hear what Lucas has up his sleeve. In the meantime, his next project Red Tails is in post-production, so sooner than later we'll see something from that. Sound good?