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Saturday, 10 December 2016

ILM BEHIND THE SCENES: A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHESS!


Soon-to-be stop-motion and monster creation legends Phil Tippett and Jon Berg are hard at work in bringing the Millennium Falcon's quirky and diverse holo chess board characters to life, in a beloved scene from the original STAR WARS. Though it was short when enjoyed on screen, the labour intensive sequence required much concentration to film, a bit difficult for the persevering duo to achieve when behind them at the Van Nuys warehouse, the ILM crew were having a loud, zany and likely very rowdy Wrap Party for completion of their effects work.

Here's a selection of great behind the scenes images of concepts (art by Tippett), selected models and filming. and selected models.










A scene stop-motion'ed for distant adding onto a wide shot within the Falcon hold.
Planning the sequence and establishing the dimensions.
One of the final classic shots.


Friday, 9 December 2016

ROGUE ONE: LATEST NEWS & FOOTAGE (DECEMBER - PART 4)

"It's beautiful..." Krennic is impressed with the first test of the Death Star, in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY.








THE CLONE WARS: RECEIVING JEDI 'ADVICE'!


Echoing real-life events during the Vietnam War of the late 1960's, Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano arrive in secret on the Separatist controlled world of Onderon in order to provide vital aid and weapons skills for the newly formed jungle rebel cell, led by the memorable characters of sharp shooter Steela Gerrera and her brash brother, Saw (now a live action star in his own right with the upcoming ROGUE ONE), in THE CLONE WARS Season Five episode, A War on Two Fronts.


Thursday, 8 December 2016

ROGUE ONE: THE RETURN OF BAIL ORGANA!


No matter how large or small his role may ultimately prove to be in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, the return of Jimmy Smits as one of the Rebels' key under the radar leader's in Senator Bail Organa is most welcome- like the appearance of Mon Mothma, the continued fusing of Prequel and Classic Trilogies together onscreen is most satisfying.

But if Bail's there, could his adopted daughter and a familiar R2 unit also be present?

https://www.inverse.com/article/24808-jimmy-smits-bail-organa-rogue-one-clip

Bail (far left) as the Rebel leaders address their pilots, ready for battle.

ROGUE ONE: SHOWCASING THE U-WING FIGHTER


Seen in flight and Hyperspace within many trailers and TV spots for ROGUE ONE so far, the Rebels' U-wing fighter combat/transport has quickly become accepted by STAR WARS fans worldwide, its onscreen history and craft skillsets recently revealed.


Star Wars: Making the Rogue One U-Wing fighter | EW.com


ABRAMS BOOKS upcoming lavish THE ART OF ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY will surely have lots more information and visual genesis treats to reveal about the U-wing with it debut in hardcover this December 16th, 2016.

More info here: STAR WARS AFICIONADO WEBSITE: COMING SOON: 'THE ART OF ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY'

Get the book here: The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Star Wars Rogue One): Amazon.co.uk: LucasFilm Ltd., Josh Kushins: 9781419722257: Books

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

ROGUE ONE: NEWS AND FOOTAGE (DECEMBER - PART 3)


Latest from that galaxy far, far away....

INTERNATIONAL TRAILER 4: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY - Official International Trailer #4 (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube

Introducing Jyn Erso - YouTube

TV SPOTS:

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #24 - Believe (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #25 (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #26 (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #27 (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story TV Spot 28 - YouTube
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story TV Spot 29 - YouTube
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story TV Spot 31 - YouTube

Other footage:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "Introducing Jyn Erso" Featurette - YouTube
NEW Rogue One: A Star Wars Story clip - YouTube

Various interviews:

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE Interviews (Felicity, Diego, Gareth, Mads, Donnie Yen, and more) - YouTube
Felicity Jones (³Jyn²) interview for STAR WARS ROGUE ONE - YouTube
How they kept the 'Rogue One: A Star Wars' script a secret - YouTube
Felicity Jones Talks Filming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" | E! Live from the Red Carpet - YouTube
Diego Luna Relives Landing "Dream" "Star Wars" Role | E! Live from the Red Carpet - YouTube
Diego Luna Talks 'Star Wars' and Throwback Photos - YouTube
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Gareth Edwards on the Fall of the Jedi - YouTube
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Ben Mendelsohn Interview - YouTube
Donnie Yen (³Chirrut²)(IP Man) Interview for STAR WARS ROGUE ONE - YouTube

Online articles:

Movie preview: KOOL TV: A REBELLION BUILT ON 'HOPE'! 'ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY' DEBUTS

Rogue One: The Diego Luna Interview
Rogue One stars react to weirdness of having their own action figures | EW.com
EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars VFX Legend John Knoll Explains Darth Vader Costume Changes in Rogue One

'SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE' AT 20: IN XIZOR'S DOMAIN!


On a mission to discover the truth about the murder attempts on Luke Skywalker, and to see if Prince Xizor's offer to join the Rebel cause is truly genuine, Princess Leia Organa, in her pre-ROTJ Boushh disguise, gets more than she bargained for in her first encounter with the Falleen overlord, in this great art by Hugh Fleming for the popular STAR WARS GALAXY magazine Issue 7, Spring 1996, specially promoting the SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE multi-media experience.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

ROGUE ONE: STORMIN' STORMTROOPERS!

Imperial Stormtroopers out in force on the shores of Scarif, in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY.

501st-ers and STAR WARS fans worldwide who love the classic Imperial Stormtroopers will surely be in Seventh Heaven with next week's release of ROGUE ONE. Just from the trailers alone, I don't think we've ever seen so many assembled in one film and operating in so many environments. Though keeping to the classic and best design from the original 1977 film, John Knoll and the ILM team have additionally made some subtle visual improvements to the masks.

Classic 1977 helmet used for reference by ILM.
New mask template created for ROGUE ONE.
Some of the new trooper costumes on display at CELEBRATION 2016, London.
Keeping the design standard of the original in this publicity image used by TOPPS.
Providing cover support en masse on the volatile streets of Jedha.
On beach patrol on Scarif.
Joining Imperial Shoretroopers in pursuit of Rebel infiltrators on Scarif.
Another great shot from the Maldives location filming.
With Death Trooper comrades at a STAR WARS press event at London's Gatwick Airport. Image: James Gillham for Disney UK.

EPISODE VII: UNWANTED ARRIVAL!


It looks like they've flown from one end of trouble into another- Rey and Finn witnessing the inexplicable automatic shutdown of the Millennium Falcon, as a mysterious ship looms in ready to capture them, in this lively scene from THE FORCE AWAKENS.


Monday, 5 December 2016

ROGUE ONE: NEWS AND FOOTAGE (DECEMBER - PART 2)

Jyn is ready for the Imperials, filmed by Gareth Edwards.

Great stuff coming in thick and fast...

Current clips: Rogue One A Star Wars Story Exclusive Scene - Jyn's Blaster (2016) - YouTube
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Movie Clip - Jyn's Rebellion Alliance (2016) Sci-Fi Action Movie HD - YouTube

NEW TV spots:

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #22 - Save The Rebellion (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV Spot #23 - Surrender (2016) Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube

Neal Scanlan and new android buddy.

Behind the scenes:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story "Creature Featurette" - YouTube

Interviews:

STAR WARS ROGUE ONE interview with Director Gareth Edwards - YouTube
Interview with the director and cast of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" - YouTube
Rogue One: The Gareth Edwards Interview
Interview Gareth Edwards - Rogue One - A Star Wars Story - YouTube
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE interview w/ Ben Mendelsohn (³Krennic²) & Mads Mikkelsen (³Galen²) - YouTube
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE interview w/ Ben Mendelsohn (³Krennic²) & Mads Mikkelsen (³Galen²) - YouTube
Alan Tudyk & Riz Ahmed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Interview - YouTube
Donnie Yen (³Chirrut²)(IP Man) Interview for STAR WARS ROGUE ONE - YouTube
Alan Tudyk Gareth Edwards & Riz Ahmed Tour LucasArts - Rogue One LIVE Cast Twitter Q&A - YouTube
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