A 1998 ‘proof of concept’ short featuring a real life duck who transforms into a cartoon superhero, directed by Uli Meyer (who, it will come as no surprise to learn, also worked on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Space Jam).
Meyer describes the film, scanned from a recently discovered 35mm negative, as ‘too long’.
That being said, you can still appreciate what could have been, but never was.
With insane levels of detail, the ship can be configured to match its appearance in The Empire Strikes Back or the films of the latest trilogy and comes with ten minifigs from both periods, including old and young Han Solo.
If €799 seems a bit steep, it’s worth remembering that this set’s predecessor, released in 2007 (and with 2000 fewer pieces), regularly changes hands for overa grand on eBay..
This in-world short film takes place in the year 2036 and revolves around Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace. In this short, directed by Luke Scott (Morgan), Wallace introduces a new line of “perfected” replicants called the Nexus 9, seeking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed. This no doubt has serious ramifications that will be crucial to the plot of Blade Runner 2049.
The result of a year’s work assembled from footage captured in Ireland and Poland which, according to Sligo-based, Poznan-educated artist Páraic Mc Gloughlin:
…explores an abstract interpretation of choice, decision, consequence, circumstance, time, among other things, a personal perception on how we try to find whatever it is we are searching for. The film looks at similarities in various environments, the interrelations of people and our connection with one another in the very similar yet very different paths we share.
A really rather excellent sixth scale representation of Peter Cushing’s Star Wars character from A New Hope, digitally reprised in Rogue One(complete with high backed chair and three interchangeable sets of hands).