According to Variety, following the remaining of the cinema school at USC, Lucas shared some of his future plans.
Lucas says he has decided that studios are doing it all wrong these days.
Lucas doesn't see the future in huge mega-budget films for this current era.
"We don't want to make movies. We're about to get into television. As far as Lucasfilm is concerned, we've moved away from the feature film thing because it's too expensive and it's too risky. I think the secret to the future is quantity," Lucas said.
So instead, LucasFilm is going to focus on things like short products, like television. The philosophy as I understand it, is that the movie theater culture is putting way too much risk into expensive films, with sucsessful sequels, and that if that's the only thing coming out, then some are destined to be huge financial disappointments.
The article says Lucas "believes Americans are abandoning the moviegoing habit for good." Instead, they will chose to download what they watch, and having a lot of choices is going to capture more people's interest, not single big-budget products.
Yet, Lucas says he's still working with Steven Speilburg on Indiana Jones 4 and Red Tails (a film about the Tuskegee airmen of WWII)...both of which Lucas says he's been working on for the past 15 years. Also Lucas said that Lucas Animation is still planning on making some feature films in the future as well.
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