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uk :Star Wars documentary Elstree 1976 ‘to get sequel’

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Elstree 1976 interviewed little-known extras beneath the masks of Stormtroopers and X-Wing pilots

A sequel to a crowdfunded movie in regards to the lives of supporting artists in Star Wars has been introduced.

Elstree 1976 was directed by Jon Spira, from Thrupp, Oxfordshire, and accomplished after a Kickstarter marketing campaign raised greater than £40,000.

He mentioned a follow-up, Elstree 1979, would concentrate on the stunt staff from Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Again.

Filming is because of begin this summer time with the filmmakers hoping to launch the documentary subsequent yr.

It’s being produced by the Works Movie Group. Nevertheless, it has not but been determined whether or not there can be a second Kickstarter marketing campaign.

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The documentary will concentrate on Star Wars follow-up The Empire Strikes Again

Mr Spira mentioned: “The place ’76 handled the supporting artists of A New Hope, this movie will have a look at the stunt staff from Empire Strikes Again.

“Wider than that, we’ll inform the story of that technology of British stunt performers. We won’t wait to begin taking pictures it.”

The primary movie featured Star Wars legends comparable to Dave Prowse, who performed Darth Vader, and Jeremy Bulloch, who performed Boba Fett, alongside little identified extras.

Elstree 1979 will have a look at the work of stuntmen Colin Skeaping and Vic Armstrong, and recreate the scene wherein Luke Skywalker is blown by means of a window through the movie’s climactic duel.

About 1,000 folks backed Elstree 1976 on Kickstarter.

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The primary movie featured interviews with Dave Prowse, who performed Darth Vader

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