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Film maker George Lucas breaks ground on LA narrative museum

LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars” film maker George Lucas broke ground on his new $1 billion story-telling museum on Wednesday, saying it will embrace art of all kinds. The museum, near the University of Southern California in south Los Angeles where Lucas studied film, will feature some of the director’s collection of paintings, illustrations and digital art from the “Star Wars” movie franchise he started in 1977. The self-funded Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a non-profit enterprise and is expected to take about four…

First ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer thrills fans

LOS ANGELES: Disney debuted its highly-anticipated first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at a fan event in the United States, sending the internet into a frenzy of excitement -- and speculation. The footage from the eighth installment in the blockbuster space opera, due for release on December 15, was shown at the "Star Wars Celebration" gathering in Orlando marking the 40th anniversary of the original movie. The 132-second clip teases Luke Skywalker's first meeting with Rey as he teaches her the ways of the…

George Lucas’ $1 billion ‘Star Wars’ museum finds Los Angeles home

"Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas has settled on Los Angeles for the home of his $1 billion storytelling museum, after pulling the project from Chicago last year. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be located in Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles. "I believed in the vision for the Lucas Museum, and we went after it with everything we have — because I know that L.A. is the ideal place for making sure that it touches the widest possible audience," Garcetti said…

Harrison Ford injured on set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Actor Harrison Ford was injured on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" on Thursday and taken to a hospital for treatment, a Disney representative said. Ford, 71, hurt his ankle while filming at Pinewood Studios, on the outskirts of London, Disney spokesman Paul Roeder said. Filming will continue on schedule while Ford recovers. The actor was taken to nearby John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Thames Valley Police said on its official Twitter feed that police responded to an incident where "a 71-year-old man was airlifted to…