Christie is pleased to announce the use of its projectors by Lucasfilm Ltd. for
the production, post-production and beginning May 16 the exhibition of Star Wars
Episode II: Attack of the Clones – the first all-digital major motion picture.
“Lucasfilm continues to break new ground in digital filmmaking and we’re thrilled
to have been a part of the production of the most technologically advanced movie
to date,” says Craig Sholder, Director, Business Development, Digital Cinema. “At
Christie we’re committed to advancing Digital Cinema technology and providing high-performance
projection solutions to the Film Industry from production to exhibition.”
In 1999, Christie signed a three-year agreement to supply Lucasfilm with the
latest projection equipment to meet its production needs. Christie projectors were
first used by Lucasfilm in the post-production of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom
Menace, and were used even more extensively for Attack of the Clones.
With the decision to shoot Episode II digitally, Christie projectors played an
important role in the production of the movie as Lucasfilm brought a Christie projector
on location to Australia to review daily footage. In the final post-production phase,
conducted at Industrial Light & Magic, the filmmakers used a Christie Digital Cinema
projector for the editing and mastering of Attack of the Clones.
On May 12, a Christie Digital Cinema projector was used for the Los Angeles premiere
held at the infamous Mann’s Chinese Theatre. When Star Wars opens around the world
on May 16, 67 theaters furnished with Christie products will be presenting Episode
II digitally the way George Lucas intended it to be seen.