You may recall that many 'Star Wars' fans were unhappy with the prequels, and that as a consequence of the fans' anger, Episodes I, II, and III are only the 7th, 30th, and 12th highest-grossing films of all time, with a combined worldwide gross of just $2.4 billion. Duly chastened by this catastrophic failure, George Lucas announced Tuesday that those prequels, along with the three original films, will be re-released in 3D. This will fix everything, since the main thing people didn't like about the prequels was that watching them didn't require special glasses.
Episode I, 'The Phantom Menace,' will hit theaters in 2012, followed by its prequel brethren and the original trilogy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the six movies will be released one a year, which means 'Return of the Jedi 3D' will come out in 2017, which will be the 40th anniversary of the original 'Star Wars,' which means that you are very old.
Lucasfilm told Variety that the company is committed to making the 'Star Wars' saga look as good in 3D as it would have if it had actually been shot that way. "It's not going to look like [conversions] we've seen in the past," said John Knoll, the visual effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. I assume he then coughed into his hand and said something like 'Clash of the Titans.'