After the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars on Friday, word has been spreading quickly among various social circles about The Force Unleashed, a new game which takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and seeks to redefine our perception of The Force when used in combat. I heard about this game several months ago, but never saw any production footage until now. I must say that I am very impressed. If Darth Vader were to unleash his full potential on a few helpless Stormtroopers, this is exactly what it would look like. If that caught your attention, take a look at this six-minute behind-the-scenes clip.
Today, the cumulative annual status is 2007, so why not “ring” in the new year with Warner Brothers’ 1940s classic, The Lord of the Rings, staring Humphrey Bogart? This unreleased classic was discovered a few years ago by the staff of the now dormant Tolkien Sarcasm Page and has been archived on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Happy New Year!
The new live-action Transformers movie is on target for a July 4th release next year. It looks like all of the Transformers have been given a major redesign, giving them each a more realistic transformation sequence and a more “alien” appearance, and Peter Cullen will be returning as the voice of Optimus Prime. When I first heard about this movie, I was concerned about how well a live-action movie could be added to a legendary franchise of toys, comics, and animated TV series, but the teaser trailer has put an end to my fears. This film is going to be amazing!