As we told you before, the Millennium Falcon is flying once again.
With the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens trailer coming out last week, social media has been taken over by light sabers, The Death Star, and J.J. Abrams. The die-hard fandom has slowly crept out of the woodwork, and with it an influx of quasi-creative attempts at re-making the original trailer.
If you haven’t seen the George Lucas version of the Star Wars VII trailer yet, it’s worth the price of admission on YouTube. Which is free.
Did you watch it? Good. Now onto the main event.
Earlier today, we received a brief yet interesting email from a certain Joffrey Baratheon with a link to another Star Wars VII trailer re-make. Usually these type of spam emails are immediately trashed, but we decided to give this one a try – seeing as the title of the video included the words Star Wars, Episode VII, and Christopher Nolan all in the same sentence.
While we do not know who created this re-make (and we think we could do it better), we do know that the intent was there. And after conceptualizing the validity to the piece, it dawned on me.
The anonymous artist had limited tools to work with, and by limited tools I mean not getting flagged for copyright infringement. And to do that, the creator had to stick to using only the original footage used in the trailer while simultaneously altering it enough to make it some-what original.
Whose to say whether or not the videos will be taken down or not? Disney, that’s who. Or J.J. Abrams.
So while we have the opportunity, we wanted to share three more Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens trailer re-makes for your viewing and listening pleasure.
These next three trailers we’re created in the artistic styles of some of the most influential directors in film-making including (in sequential order) Terrence Malick, Wong Kar-wai, and Jim Jarmusch. We’ve included (side by side) a previous trailer by each director next to their Star Wars remake just in case you have no idea who these three directors are.
While we appreciate the effort, we’d like to see somebody take this concept one further to really give these reworks the desired effect. If somebody can re-create the Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens trailer in the style of Martin Scorcese (and it beats the four previous renditions), MajorOnions.com will pay for you and a loved one’s tickets when the movie hits theaters next year.
The gauntlet has been dropped.