Did anyone go out this weekend to see The Three Musketeers? :: crickets :: Guess not. Apparently the 3D trailer for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace was being force fed to eyeballs across the country. It seems George Lucas wasn't about to be left out of any discussion involving wack movies and 3D filmmaking.
The 1999 film — Lucas's first directorial effort since 1977's A New Hope — has earned $924.3 million at the worldwide box office since its release. Industrial Light & Magic supervised the 3D conversion of the original film and should the re-release prove successful, you can bet Lucas will re-do all the Star Wars movies in the new format. Sadly enough, Jar Jar Binks didn't end up on the cutting room floor, as you'll see in the clip above.
The film, which starred Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, and Jake Lloyd, is planning on heading back to theaters on February 10, 2012.
[via Cinema Blend]