George Lucas: I’m Ready to Retire

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  • Film pioneer, George Lucas says he is ready to retire from large-scale film making.

    In an Empire Magazine interview, Lucas, 68, disclosed that he wants to step aside from his production company, Lucasfilms. Lucasfilms is responsible for multi-million dollar blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

    “I’m moving away from the company. I’m moving away from all my businesses, I’m finishing all my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies,” said Lucas.

    Lucas’ self-produced and self-funded box office hit, Red Tails was released on DVD earlier this month.

    Although he is walking away from larger scale productions, Lucas says he will continue making films.

    “I’ve always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters.”

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