George Lucas - George Lucas Scraps Headquarters Expansion Plans11 April 2012
George Lucas Scraps Headquarters Expansion Plans
The legendary director was given the go ahead from local officials to build a new digital media production compound on the plot which has housed his Skywalker Ranch for three decades.
However, the move angered residents, who insisted the construction work would cause environmental damage and generate noise and traffic.
Lucas has now taken heed of his neighbours' ill feeling, and decided to build the facilities elsewhere.
A representative for Lucasfilm says, "We have several opportunities to build the production stages in communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire.
"The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in Lucas Valley has convinced us that, even if we were to spend more time and acquire the necessary approvals, we would not be able to maintain a constructive relationship with our neighbours."
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