Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader Reimagined for Fan Film

Vor vierzig Jahren hatte George Lucas die Vision, dass Lichtschwertkämpfe wie Duelle der Samurai aussehen sollen. Dazu ordnete Lucas die Schauspieler an, die Lichtschwerter mit beiden Händen zu führen, da es sich um schwere Waffen handeln würde. Mark Hamill fand dies immer schade, ganz besonders weil Lucas zu Zeiten der Prequel-Drehs seine Meinung plötzlich geändert hatte. Die neuen Filme unter Disneys Führung setzen eher auf die Emotionalität der Figuren und die Wucht der Schwerter.

Dieser virale Teaser zu einem 2018 erscheinenden Kurzfilm findet irgendwo den Mittelweg und kann den Kampf zwischen Obi-Wan und Vader aus Episode IV sanft updaten ohne unglaubwürdig zu werden. Ich bin gespannt auf das fertige Produkt.

This is a small teaser for a reimagining of the Vader vs Kenobi fight from A New Hope that I am VFX Supervising. More to come soon! Full scene coming in 2018.


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Ready Player One Trailer

Da ich das Buch nicht gelesen habe, kann ich mich gar nicht über die scheinbar zahlreichen Unterschiede in der Adaption ärgern. Schade. Bleibt mir wohl nur auf den unbändigen Achtzigerfetisch zu verweisen, über den René und ich bereits seit einem Jahr in unserem Podcast rumjammern. Ready Player One sieht nach dem absoluten Overkill dieses Trends aus. Battletoads, Optimus Prime, der DeLorean – aber auch Tracer aus Overwatch, der Iron Giant aus den Neunzigern und diverse andere Hinweise, die mir Mut machen, dass Spielberg das Thema Nostalgie in einer reflektierteren Weise behandeln wird als das Buch es mit seiner Fetischisierung tat. Bald sind wir schlauer. Erschöpft bin ich schon jetzt. Easter Eggs – the Movie startet bei uns am 30. März 2018 in den Kinos.


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Twitter is Trolling Kevin Spacey After He Was Replaced In His Upcoming Film

Twitter is Replacing Kevin Spacey in Everything After He Was Replaced In His Upcoming Film

It was announced yesterday afternoon that Kevin Spacey would be replaced in his upcoming film ‘All The Money In The World’ by Christopher Plummer. The change, of course, coming following a recent onslaught of charges that have been filed against the disgraced actor.

Twitter took the news in the usual manner: witty wisecracks and some hilarious photoshop work.

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Video Essay: Wie Fanfilme den Look von THE LEGO MOVIE prägten

Super schickes Video-Essay von Vox über Brikfilms, Fanfilme generell und die Entstehung des Stop-Motion-Looks von The LEGO Movie.

When you watch installments of the Warner Bros. line of Lego movies, it’s hard not to be struck by how realistic the animation is. It isn’t quite traditional stop motion — but it sure looks as if it could be. That’s largely thanks to the work of the animators at Animal Logic, a Sydney-based visual effects studio that has worked on The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, and the upcoming The Lego Ninjago Movie. Powered by live action filming techniques and a close attention to detail, the studio has helped reinvent what Lego animations can look like. But they owe a lot of that aesthetic to the influence of fan films.

Since the early 1970s, enthusiasts have made home movies with their own Lego sets. They’re called Brickfilms — and they’ve grown into a sizable community producing great movies and helping many young animators get their start. The Lego Movie animators learned from what made those home movies so good by embracing the limitations of the medium, and creating a world that anyone could could rebuild at home.


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Stallone Is Dishing Out Some Rocky War Stories, Including the Time Hulk Hogan Put Him in the Hospital

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Sylvester Stallone has every reason to feel pleased about his Rocky legacy. It’s among one of the most beloved film franchises of all time and even has two good-to-great conclusions, Rocky Balboa and Creed, respectively.

So you can’t blame him for giving some awesome stories about the times he got destroyed in the ring by the people playing his film opponents.

These two from Instagram detail the times that Hulk Hogan sent him to the hospital and when he got in the ring with Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the man who almost got the part of Clubber Lang, which famously went to Mr. T.

These are so cool:

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