George Lucas Abandons Skywalker Ranch Expansion Plans

Lucasfilm announced Tuesday that it is abandoning the Grady Ranch project, the planned expansion of Skywalker Ranch. Instead, George and crew will be building the new digital media production studio elsewhere.

Despite Lucasfilm's insistence that the new project was not "the evil empire," the company decided to halt the Marin, California plan after facing fierce opposition from his neighbors.

“We love working and living in Marin, but the residents of Lucas Valley have fought this project for ...