3Dwalkthroughs.com just came across an article confirming the rumor that George Lucas would be re-releasing all 6 Star Wars movies in 3D. According to the article on Gizmodo.com the cost of converting a traditional 2D movie into 3D is between$50,000 and $100,000 per minute.
Converting the Star Wars franchise to 3D highlights the current movement of creating movies in a 3D format. In the next year 4 or 5 blockbuster 3D movies will be released by some of the biggest studios in the industry.
To prepare for the DVD release of these 3D movies many companies are working on the technology which will allow the same 3D movies to be viewed in home theaters. It will be interesting to see how audiences react to this upcoming onslaught of 3D movies.