Lucas also told me that he and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson have become good friends, commiserating with each other in Australia and New Zealand on their shoots about making their two series.
“Essentially, Peter is making three three-hour movies out of one book,” Lucas said. “And I’m making nine two-hour movies from one book.” Of course, Lucas wrote his own book, but the mythology harkens back to Lord of the Rings. “We discuss it a lot because they are similar in nature,” said Lucas
Interesting, no? It’s not surprising that the visionary filmmakers of the last 2 generations have found common ground to establish a friendship.