George Lucas Exacts Revenge On Neighbors For Not Allowing Him To Build Production Studio In Backyard

May 14, 2012


George Lucas owns a big chunk of land in Marin County, California and has been trying to build a 300,000-square foot, 350 employee production studio on it for several decades. Unfortunately for him, his rich neighbors and members of the homeowner's association have been all, "Oh hell no -- you're not producing those turdy films of yours in our backyard" and shut him down every time. Finally, George has given up on his plan for the studio, and instead wants to build a development of low-income housing on the land as a big ol' F*** YOU to his neighbors.

Despite the promise of bringing $300 million worth of economic activity to the area, the already-well off neighbors are worried about years' worth of construction activity and the additional foot traffic it will bring into their neighborhood once completed.

He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally, ending their official statement with this zinger, "If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit."

He's working with the Marin Community Foundation to instead construct affordable housing for either low-income families or seniors living on small, fixed incomes. In order to smooth along the development, he's already given them all of the pricey technical studies and land surveys Lucasfilm spent years conducting.

Oh man, if there's one thing rich people can't stand, it's poor people. Poor people and bad caviar. And poor people? Poor people hate being poor. Except some of them. Some of them don't mind, but those are the crazy homeless ones. They're too busy talking to invisible people to worry about their financial deficit.

Thanks to Evil Ares, who's so evil he would have just filled the land with cattle until the shit smell drove the neighbors out.

  • DomPearceDesign

    For all the flak I level at George Lucas, I actually really like this idea. It's inventive, vindictive, pisses off the rich and it helps the needy. Good going, George. Still doesn't make up for your film career post-1995 but it's a step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned.

  • Emmitt Morgans


    C'mon, George... we all know it'd be better than the prequels! Bring back Eddie Murphy's career Frankenstein-... I mean, Darth Vader-style!!!

  • I think George Lucas is in one of those BREWSTER'S MILLIONS deals, but in his case he has to make EVERYONE in the world completely hate him before he wins.

  • Well I hope the affordable houses will be mostly mud huts.

    And that he ends up naming it Mos Eisley.

    And that they end up having a kick-ass bar at the center of the town.

  • painweaver

    I do think its hilarious to piss off rich people at every opportunity. But anyone willing to relocate the ghetto to their backyard purely for spite because they have the economic means has lost his/her mind and needs to be stopped. I'm glad his studio keeps getting turned down- nobody wants to see the atrocities that will come out of that place.

  • ThatGuy64

    I am very ok with this. It's what the rich prats get for trying to tell him what he can do with his land.

  • Guest

    If he wanted to be much meaner, he could of considered building a trailer park instead (or in addition too). 

  • rikster81

    and then pay good money to have a tornado rip the trailer park only to have f.e.m.a come in and leave make shift camps next to the rich folks

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