An interview with “Bean” and “The Tall Guy” director Mel Smith in The Daily Mail this week hinted at an ambitious CG-heavy project George Lucas is working on.
Smith directed the ambitious but derided 1994 black comedy flop “Radioland Murders” which Lucas produced and has no qualms about where to lay the blame – “The film was a disaster. George doesn’t understand comedy, so the movie flopped. At least it taught me how to use CGI. George is obsessed with it and used too much in the last two Star Wars films – which I thought were ghastly.”
He then dropped this following and telling quote: “‘He [Lucas] has been buying up the film rights to dead movie stars in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together in a movie, so you’d have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck appear alongside today’s stars.”
Smith says he’s “too busy” to help Lucas with said project which, at this time, hasn’t been officially announced in any capacity.