Because George Lucas just doesn't have enough money, he's releasing all six Star Wars movies back to theaters after converting them to 3D. And now the first one has a release date: February 10, 2012.
I know, finally, Jar Jar Binks in 3D! The whole saga is being released in "order," which means we're stuck getting the worst one first: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. So from 2012 to 2018, you've got a "new" Star Wars to look forward do, I guess. Sigh.
Via AV Club