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Given that producer Rick McCallum maintained a consistent level of communication and exposure throughout his tenure at Lucasfilm -- shepherding the “Star Wars” special editions and prequel trilogy to fruition -- it was a bit of a surprise to see his recent retirement notice come under such quiet circumstances. Originally revealed via third-party on the ForceCast podcast, his departure has now been given an official statement, as well as an interesting possibility for the future. It always remained a question whether McCallum would stay with Lucasfilm following the company's $4.05 billion deal with Disney for acquisition, and on Saturday, a statement from the man made his departure official. Of greater interest is McCallum's vision for the next few years, as he plans to produce a slate of smaller, independent films from Prague, where he and his family have already relocated. The new crop of films planned include a Russian drama focused on the 1940s Babi. »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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