With the Star Wars baton passed to Disney and J.J. Abrams, George Lucas is now turning his attention to other projects, notably the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum that he’s looking to set up in San Francisco.
He’s up against two other projects looking to secure the available land in San Fran, but has a great plan, more than enough money and a very noble aim - to celebrate the art of visual storytelling.
I really hope Lucas gets the go-ahead for this as visual storytelling isn’t celebrated enough and Lucas has a proven track record for innovation that is too often overlooked. Under his stewardship this museum could be very special indeed.
On a personal note, I’ve got a real passion for preserving cultural history; indeed one of the reasons I set up this blog is to preserve and highlight Spielberg’s history. I’ve always wanted to be a curator or archivist and my wild, never-gonna-happen ambition is to perform that role in an official capacity for Spielberg (my email address is on the left if you’re reading, Steven). Hey, a guy can dream can’t he…