"It's a pity, because George Lucas was a very experimental crazy guy and he got lost in this big production and never got out of it. I still hope that he made so much money out of it that he will just make some little movies. He promises me that he will." Movie maverick Francis Ford Coppola is still hoping Star Wars creator George Lucas returns to his indie filmmaking roots. Coppola produced Lucas' first blockbuster, American Graffiti.