I'm back with a new project.
I've teamed up with TJDavis1138 again to bring to life an idea that was inspired by the story and editing structure of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Part II". We feel that the father/son focus of the story, coupled with the epic scope and scale of the production is representative of the kind of editing style and structure we feel could be applied to the six episodes of the Star Wars Saga.
So, in short, our goal is to chronologically rearrange the telling of the Star Wars story in a way that will condense all six episodes into three extended editions, retaining only the best elements of the Prequels while preserving all the surprises of the Original Trilogy. Anakin and Luke's story arcs will be happening simultaneously now. The son will rise and the father will fall. You won't know FOR SURE if Anakin is Darth Vader until the beginning of Return of the Jedi.
The events of TPM will now be reduced to a prologue. AOTC will be intercut with ANH. The first half of ROTS will be intercut with ESB and the second half of ROTS will be intercut with ROTJ.
The new numberless episodes will be called: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Each scene of the saga has been analyzed, edited and tweaked to create (what we think) is the best possible storytelling experience.
In addition, we're commiting to a 2007 release date on all three episodes to be released at intervals throughout the year.
Out of this will, hopefully, come a new Star Wars Trilogy, re-edited, restructured, reborn. If it's not the definitive way to watch the Skywalker Saga, then it will certainly serve as an interesting new alternative.
Watch this thread for updates and add us to your friends list on myspace.com/starwarsreborn.
Watch the STAR WARS TRAILER here, the ESB TRAILER here and the ROTJ TRAILER here. Or download the LARGER VERSION here for STAR WARS, here for ESB and here for ROTJ.