Showing true dedication to the Star Wars universe, a designer painstakingly recreated the trailer for The Last Jedi using nothing but an old Apple computer. Star Wars fans are a dedicated bunch. For years, they’ve spun out the various media of the franchise into a number of works of art and pieces of entertainment. And even before a new film premieres, that level of dedication can get going. Though The Last Jedi will be out in December, we’ve still seen very little from the film. As such, fans have more or less had to get by just on the teaser trailer we were shown back in April.
From that trailer, we’ve seen all sorts of theories and wild speculation. We’ve also seen some fan art. A recent poster mock-up makes Rey the hero she was meant to be. Meanwhile, the trend of remaking movie trailers in 8-bit naturally hit Episode VIII, this time with a 16-bit rendition approved by the film’s director. Now, a fan has taken things to the next level with the most detailed tribute to date.
A designed named Pinot recently posted his trailer remake for The Last Jedi on Twitter, and rather than imitate the computerized style of the ’80s, he went back to the original hardware and software. Using an Apple IIc and the program Dazzle Draw, Pinot redrew nearly every frame from the trailer. It was likely a challenging process, but the results are a lot of fun.
Cita-cita waktu masih kecil di th 80an: bikin trailer Star Wars pakai komputer Apple bermonitor monochrome, baru kesampaian sekarang. pic.twitter.com/kUV28VB5pq— Pinot (@pinotski) June 26, 2017
Though some of the action is cut short due to the rendering of the graphics, it’s still quite a feat to see all of the characters, ships, and explosions rendered in the green lines that will be familiar to fans of a certain age. And while the 8-bit trailer remake has become pretty rote at this point, we don’t imagine this style of tribute will be replicated too often. As such, it’s fitting piece of fan art that will likely stand on its own for some time.
Exciting as the remake is, however, fans are still hoping for new content from The Last Jedi. After the controversy surrounding Han Solo, fans are anxious to see more from the upcoming Star Wars film. And while writer and director Rian Johnson has assured fans his vision is on the screen, the arrival of a full trailer will still assuage a lot of doubts.
With post-production finishing up soon and SDCC and D23 around the corner, we should learn a lot more about the future of Star Wars and this year’s The Last Jedi very soon.
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