Earlier this week there were reports that Star Wars creator George Lucas was going to raise the dead. Not literally, but through the magic of computerized special effects. The rumor sprung up after British comedian Mel Smith told The Sun that Lucas had been buying the rights to “dead movie legends” so he could put them all together in one film with the help of “computer trickery.” This story got blown way out of proportion so the man himself has decided to set the record straight.

An official spokesperson for Lucas told OnTheRedCarpet, “This is a false rumor.” Well that nips that rumor in the bud. The idea sounded far-fetched to begin with but sometimes when you think about billionaires and the time and resources they have, anything seems possible.

The idea of having stars like James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and Clark Gable together alongside Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Sandra Dee sounds kind of cool. This whole concept reminds us of those group posters that are typically sold on eBay that feature various screen legends from different eras hanging out together. If this idea was a hoax we wonder where it originated from?

What do you think of the idea?