A friend of mine recently asked me if I’d heard anything about the new George Lucas CGI Musical. I thought he was joking so I asked him for the punch line. I figured it would have something to do with animated Ewoks in pink tutus or Luke Skywalker and Princes Leia waltzing to the hauntingly melodic tunes of the Jedi Symphony Orchestra. But, apparently, it’s true. Rumor has it there IS a George Lucas CGI Musical in the works. And it has something to do with fairies!
The only thing we know for sure is that Lucas is keeping everything under wraps. No one is even revealing who’s idea this is (Do you blame them?). Generally, Lucas prefers to work with a concept of his own creation but, in this instance, we don’t know which came first – the idea or the script.
While it’s too soon to know any details, Lucus and crew are currently in pre-production at Skywalker Ranch and the director is none other than Kevin Munroe. Munroe also directed the action-packed CGI version of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and he’s working from a script written by David Berenbaum, of “Elf” fame. So maybe I wasn’t that far off the mark. Instead of tap-dancing Wookies, the new George Lucas CGI Musical will feature a gang of giant, speaking turtles line dancing with armored fairies from Planet-X!