Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138, the award winning student movie from George Lucas is getting a digital release from Gunpowder and Sky’s sci-fi Facebook channel Dust forty years after its initial release. This student movie was the inspiration for what would eventually be the movie release, THX-1138.
“A year in, we are excited to see that Dust is tapping into the zeitgeist of a growing fanbase that is gripped with how technology is transforming our lives, and who have an insatiable appetite to consume premium content on all devices,” said Floris Bauer, Co-Founder and President, Gunpowder & Sky. “Globally showcasing George Lucas’ first-ever film, 50 years after its creation, while simultaneously passing the 1MM fans on Facebook through supporting new diverse voices in sci-fi content, are tremendous milestones for us. We are excited to work with USC to bring attention to some of their up-and-coming filmmakers.”
The announcement comes as part of a partnership between Dust and USC School of Cinematic Arts where they've been showcasing a student sc-fi short every day this week and will conclude with the short from George Lucas
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