Does anyone have access to land purchase records around Marin County CA?
This one strikes me as a bit unreliable, but a friend of mine (a serious star wars geek) says that Mr. Lucas has been purchasing a large block of land somewhere "north of Marin County" in order to build a Skywalker Ranch Theme Park. Now the geek in me is saying, you go George, but the rest of me is saying, yea pull the other one...
Has anyone else heard anything about this? Perhaps it's just space for a new studio or some such.
I did some Google searches to see if anything showed up. I only found one site that talks about Lucas and theme parks, it says:
Lucas urged Marini to get a degree in Business Management. He did, at SF State. He worked directly with Lucas, first on the personal side and then over to Lucasfilm Ltd., where his titles included General Manager of LFL's Design and Construction Division and later Executive In Charge of Special Projects. One of those projects was Skywalker Development from which sprung the idea of location-based entertainment-- theme parks, theme malls, theme restaurants, etc. Lucas let the ball drop with Skywalker when he got involved with Disney, thinking it best not to be a competitor.
But now that Disney and Lucas seem to be at an impasse, perhaps he wants to be a competitor. Here's hoping!