The Force is strong with this one...
Editor's Note: File this under bizarre... or, perhaps we now have an insight into why George Lucas decided to finally release the STAR WARS Saga on Blu-ray later this year? Hmmm...
(courtesy of iMDB.com News Summaries)
I sense something; a presence I've not felt since...
Seth Rogen Stunned by George Lucas' End-of-the-world Theory
Funnyman Seth Rogen was left stunned by a recent encounter with his moviemaking hero George Lucas - because the Star Wars writer/director spent 20 minutes telling him the world would end in 2012.
Rogen was left speechless when Lucas and Steven Spielberg joined a movie meeting he was a part of - but the encounter has left him worried his life will be over next year.
He recalls, "George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.
"He's going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, 'My nerdy friend won't shut up, I'm sorry...'
"I first thought he (Lucas) was joking... and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, 'If you're George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there's no way you haven't built a spaceship for yourself... So I asked him: 'Can I have a seat on it?'
"He claimed he didn't have a spaceship, but there's no doubt there's a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go... It's gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I'll be blown up like the rest of us."
In conclusion, here's thinking that Rogen left this encounter thinking: 'Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.'
Or perhaps: 'Lucas was seduced by the dark side of the Force.'
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