This is something that I’ve put off making for quite a bit…
I have to admit that when I first heard of Hal and Dominic’s plans to eradicate Rey Palpatine, I was skeptical…
I believed that the concept of Rey being the direct granddaughter of Palpatine was too embedded in the film to be successfully removed. That was, until, DominicCobb showcased a handful of test clips that completely changed my mind.
Now I believe the time has come to push this concept a step further, that is why I have created this thread to be the ultimate collaboration of all things related to making Rey NOT Palpatine’s granddaughter.
In this thread, you can post your progress / ideas for restoring Rey’s initial identity!
Here are some useful resources posted by Octorox in DominicCobb’s thread:
I recently extracted all the audio from The LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens video game, looking for Kylo stuff that could be useful in a “Rey nobody” edit. Unfortunately it seems like either the extraction went wrong or all the files are just mislabeled, because stuff labeled Kylo Ren is clearly not. However, if I can find them, there are some cool lines here that could be useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1g_udRtF1Y
“I can feel it in you, I can feel the darkness”
“Embrace the darkness”
“Surrender to it”
“Feel it course through your veins”
“You could command armies”
“You could bring planets to their knees with your merest whim”
Unfortunately it’s all “unmasked Kylo” so it would need to be processed with a filter.
And here’s all the audio from the game:
There’s a lot to sift through, but the Kylo lines I mentioned in particular are in AUDIO > VO > DX > INGAME > LEVEL16. There are clips in a bunch of different languages but they’re all labeled in the filename.
Here are DominicCobb’s scenes involving his cut of Rey Nobody:
They were nobody:
Why Palpatine wanted Rey dead:
Here’s something that Octorox did:
Here’s a rough attempt at something for the hangar scene: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kYcr_q8vZfmUBAkINFcC-tnqR7PMDRIl/view?usp=sharing
And here’s RogueLeader’s take on it:
Here’s a rough test for their hangar interaction: https://vimeo.com/447063673
And here’s an alternate line read for Kylo near the end of the scene, keeping closer to the original line: https://vimeo.com/447069546
This is all that I’ve found so far, so I now turn to you guys to keep experimenting! Together, we can create a cut that brings this vision to life!
SOLO: A Subtler Remaster of ‘The Bold One’
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