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George Lucas blasts Hollywood studios

2014-10-22 20:00
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Los Angeles - George Lucas believes movie studios lack "talent" and "imagination".

The Star Wars creator claims people who are not passionate about films have too much influence in the industry and Lucas feels it's a counter-productive situation.

Assessing the current state of the industry, the 70-year-old director told the US TV network CBS: "The problem has always been the studios.

"Although the beginning of the studios, the entrepreneurs who ran the studios were sort of creative guys. They would just take books and turn them into movies and do things like that."

He continued: "Suddenly all these corporations were coming in. They didn't know anything about the movie business."

Go on a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Hollywood:

"The studios went back to saying, 'Well we don't trust you people and we think we know how to make movies. The studios change everything all the time. And, unfortunately, they don't have any imagination and they don't have any talent."

Lucas sold his own production company, Lucasfilm, to Disney in 2012.

Meanwhile, it was announced recently that Warwick Davis is to appear in Star Wars Episode VII.

The Brit is to appear in the much-hyped sequel alongside returning actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as well as new faces John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac.

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