George Lucas reveals plans for 'personal films'

The man behind Star Wars won't be quitting filmmaking entirely, he says

George Lucas says that won't be making the block-busting sci-fi films he's best known for, instead he's planning to make his own 'little personal films'.

The man behind Lucasfilm and the 'Star Wars' series, which he sold to Disney last week for over $4 billion (£2.5 billion), won't be turning his back on filmmaking completely.

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Lucas... planning to make his own 'personal films' (Copyright: Rex)

“It’s very sad. It’s 40 years of work and it’s been my life, but I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things,” he said.

“Mostly it will be philanthropy but I’m also going to make my own little personal films.”

His last film was the poorly-received - and financially disastrous - war film 'Red Tails', released earlier this year and starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrence Howard.

“I’m going to go further out than that. I barely got 'Red Tails' into the theaters. The ones I’m working on now will never get into the theaters,” he added.

He announced last week that he would be concentrating his efforts on philanthropy, and that the majority of the money that he made from the Disney deal will be going to charity.