Roger at Intrada has said they're still working on Volunteers and not to give up hope.
any update on that? I don't recall any recent comments on topic of Volunteers. Hopefully it is coming soon, otherwise they would perhaps let us know that the tapes they found turned out to be something else or unusable for whatever reason...
I don't know if its been mentioned but 1492 probably won't see the light of day.
I wonder how likely expanded versions of the Star Wars prequels are now that Disney owns Lucasfilm.
Does Fox still own the music rights to the prequels?
I think that Lucas held the prequels free and clear. I know Fox has Star Wars. Empire and Jedi I'm muddier on. I don't know for certain how much of those (all?) Lucas had to sell back to Fox to get Empire finished.
I think the size of the orchestra (and choir) needed would be very expensive. Goldenthal was not known for small orchestra budgets on his "bigger" movies; Shirley Walker even called his methods "wasteful" in an interview.