Advertisement

COMING ATTRACTIONS

<i> Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press</i>

From our “Gee, whiz!” file: The announcement was made Thursday that Lucasfilm Ltd., producer George Lucas’ vast movie-making and technological domain, would be merging its fledgling Games Division with its Industrial Light and Magic special-effects factory. What this means, according to Lucasfilm president Doug Norby, is that we will be seeing a lot more “interactive entertainment environments"--where people go in and are “surrounded by the adventure.” In other words, the games people will be creating environments you will be able to walk into--becoming a knight in Arthurian England, for example. Another early example of this is already in place, Norby noted: the Star Tours ride at Disneyland.


Advertisement