Monday, May 14, 2012

George Lucas disses neighbors by doing something awesome


George Lucas has long wanted to build a massive studio complex on his posh property near San Francisco, but has been foiled by his Marin County neighbors for 25 years, even as subdivisions have gone up around him.


Now he's fighting fire with fire, giving up on his dream and instead building low-income housing on the property.


We know -- it's pretty sweet. In the exquisitely titled article, "George Lucas Does Something Likeable For a Change," Peter Hall nails it: "If there's one thing rich people will hate more than having movie magic made in their backyard, it's poor people moving in."


That the second Star Wars trilogy, or ... you get the point, but bully for Lucas here.

MSMBC