Empire Uncut

Star Wars is to many fan films as silent movies are to regular films. They’re the genesis, the beginning. Without Star Wars, things like fan films and full YouTube channels and online movements dedicated to paying tribute to any number of pop culture franchises wouldn’t exist. What long time fan has forgotten Troops, a Star Wars fan film that launched in 1997? I remember downloading it overnight while still in high school and being blown away someone could make something so excellent out of pure passion.

Decades have now passed and fan films are pretty normal these days. But Star Wars was always the start and it’s one of the few franchises which could bring together an amazing event like the “Uncut” series. These are fan films comprised of several hundred fan directors each directing 15 seconds from the movie. The original, Star Wars Uncut, was released in 2012 and The Empire Strikes Back version, Empire Uncut, is now out. Below, watch Empire Uncut, a full version of The Empire Strikes Back made by 480 different fans. Read More »

Filming starts on one sequel, you can help with another and much more in today’s Sequel Bits:

  • Choose a scene to film, which could become part of The Empire Strikes Back Uncut.
  • Scary Movie 5starring Ashley Tisdale, starts shooting in Atlanta, GA Tuesday.
  • Hayley Atwell is likely in Captain America: The Winter Solider, but won’t say for sure.
  • Jim Carrey has now been confirmed for Kick-Ass 2.
  • A major spoiler for the final battle of Iron Man 3 has been revealed.
  • Dwayne Johnson stopped a robbery on the set of Fast and Furious 6.

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