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Episode IV to have lower budget than Episode III.

Discussion in 'Episode IV: Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth_Vaderous, Apr 1, 2006.

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  1. Darth_Vaderous

    Darth_Vaderous Jedi Knight star 5

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    In a recent George Lucas interview, he said the movie will be made at around 10,000,000 US Dollars.
     
  2. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    http://boards.theforce.net/episode_iv_spoilers_allowed/b10758/23552770/p1/?2


    He's actually being restricted to only $8,250,000
     
  3. Vortigern99

    Vortigern99 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That is unbelievable! What a rip-off! How can they possibly expect to make a STAR WARS movie for less than $100 million?? And anyway, "restricted" by whom?? Doesn't Lucas write his own checks?? What are they going to do, use rubber masks instead of CGI????
     
  4. darth_paul

    darth_paul Jedi Master star 5

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    Actually, it's pretty easy to explain. CG technology has advanced throughout the making of the films, and the improvements have been such that things can be accomplished much more easily and with less expense now than in CG even around the time of RotS.

    -Paul
     
  5. Vortigern99

    Vortigern99 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No offense, but I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  6. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Perhaps Lucasfilm is having financial trouble?

     
  7. G-FETT

    G-FETT Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    No, Luca$ is just so greedy he's content to serve up any old rubbish in order to save money. :mad:
     
  8. Hama

    Hama Retired GSA, Retired RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As long as they don't end up cutting the scene with Jabba the Hutt. I've been looking forward to his return since TPM.
     
  9. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    True. I heard Lucas was considering using old footage from air battles as a substitute for actually having to rope ILM in to do the space battles.
     
  10. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No way. [face_plain]

    At that budget, he's going to have to use actors in masks instead of CGI, and it's going to look lousy.

    I mean, seriously, a puppet Yoda?

    [face_plain]
     
  11. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Exactly. The puppet Yoda in TPM isn't widely liked, and to go back to a puppet just because Lucas won't pay for a CGI Yoda would be awful.
     
  12. EH_Pilot

    EH_Pilot Jedi Master star 4

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    It's actually just a trick Lucas is doing to confuse us all and get us worried.

    For some stupid reason, that budget is in 1977 dollars. So it's actually a lot more.

    See? Nothing to worry about.
     
  13. Darth_Maestro

    Darth_Maestro Jedi Master star 4

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    does this mean a possible return by Jar Jar is out of the question?:confused:

    guess well have to wait for his death till other future episodes.
     
  14. ThePriminister05

    ThePriminister05 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I heard the lighsaber fight in the movie doesnt surpass the one in III at all. Hope I'm wrong.
     
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