George Lucas HellMarch 7, 2006
Lucas tells the New York Daily News, “The market forces that exist today make it unrealistic to spend $200 million on a movie. Those movies can’t make their money back anymore. Look at what happened with King Kong. I think it’s great that the major Oscar nominations have gone to independent films. Is that good for the business? No – it’s bad for the business. But movie-making isn’t about business. It’s about art. In the future, almost everything that gets shown in theaters will be indie movies. I predict that by 2025 the average movie will cost only $15 million.”
George Lucas recently said the above. Honestly, I was in the ‘business’ for almost 20 years, admittedly not at George’s level, but the last time I looked Hollywood was COMPLETELY about the money. I think ol’ George has truly and utterly gone out of touch with the rest of the universe. “It’s about art?” Please, if it was really about art I know at least a dozen film makers who can’t get a movie backed because it isn’t marketable.
“It’s about art?”
Seriously, I just don’t even know how to comment about the ludicriousness of this statement. But I’ll lay money that when CJ sees it he pops a vessel in his neck.