'Star Wars' creator sending his troops to the Presidio George Lucas' empire moves into the future "He's letting go," Chau said in an interview at Big Rock Ranch, another of the company's offices in the rolling hills of rural west Marin County. Lucas has already hired a handful of writers and directors to work on two new "Star Wars" television projects, she said. "Part of George letting go is saying, 'There's all these great stories to tell, and I don't have to tell all the stories.' For the sake of the business, you don't want him to tell all the stories," she said. "You want to bring in a bench of talent. "We do have to exist after George. He's not going to live forever. The man's in his early 60s."