Star Wars in 3-D

Lucasfilm has announced plans to re-release all 6 films of the Star Wars franchise in the 3-D format. Industrial Light & Magic, the company Lucas created to pioneer the special effects in the first movie, will handle the painstaking conversion from the original 2-D.

The first film in this 3-D sequence, which 20th Century Fox will release in 2012, will be the 1999 prequel, “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” meaning that fans will have to endure a 3-D Jar Jar Binks before they get to see a 3-D X-wing fighter assault on a 3-D Death Star.

I can’t say I’m surprised. Or excited.