The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize’s eco resort in the Heartland of the Maya, has invited filmmaker George Lucas to take part in their 2012 – Maya Perspectives lecture series and grand celebrations planned for the 2012 Winter Solstice on December 21, 2012.
They are also inviting actor Seth Rogan to join in. [pullquote]“After all, along with our Maya neighbours and colleagues we’re really looking forward to 2012. It’ll be the new year’s celebration of a lifetime.”[/pullquote]
“When we recently read Seth Rogen’s comments that Mr Lucas was worried about the world ending in 2012, we wanted to help allay his fears by giving him real information from the Maya themselves right here in the Heartland of the Maya,” Chaa Creek spokesman Larry Waight said.
“Afterall, Mr Lucas is one of the greatest directors of all time, and we hate to see him wasting his time needlessly worrying about something that calls more for a party than panic,” he said.
“And Seth Rogen? He’d obviously be a great addition to any party.”
Rogen was recently quoted as saying that the Star Wars director expressed fears that the world would end in 2012. Maya astrological predictions are often publicised as “proof” of an apocalypse.
“I first thought he (Lucas) was joking… and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, ‘If you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there’s no way you haven’t built a spaceship for yourself… So I asked him… ‘Can I have a seat on it?’ Mr Rogen said.
“We want to assure Mr Lucas that there’s no reason to build a Millennium Falcon when he could be spending that time making more great movies,” Mr Waight said. “I’m sure that by spending some time down here and taking part in the lecture series, walking around the Maya temples and visiting the ancient cities of Caracol and Tikal, Mr Lucas would come away feeling much better about the future.
“After all, along with our Maya neighbours and colleagues we’re really looking forward to 2012. It’ll be the new year’s celebration of a lifetime.”
Chaa Creek is hosting a series of informative lectures and workshops and adding special tours, excursions and activities to their already extensive Maya cultural adventure offerings in the lead up to, and throughout 2012. During December 15 – 25 2012 there will be celebrations and activities centred around a Maya cultural village a set up especially for the Winter Solstice, with a massive celebration and torchlight procession to an onsite Maya temple site on December 21.
“Seth felt that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg would fly away and leave him to be ‘blown up’ as he put it. I think all three of them should come down here and make a funny film about this huge Maya party. Now that would be a great movie.
“And it would be true,” Mr Waight said.
For more information about The Lodge at Chaa Creek, toll free USA 877-709-8708, UK 0-207-096-0329, Belize 501-824-2037 reservations(at)chaacreek(dot)com or visit the web site at http://www.chaacreek.com.