Rousing new teaser for Star Wars Uncut: The Empire Strikes Back

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Dec 17, 2012

The folks behind the original mega fan-film are back. Here's a trailer for their next installment, gathering all geeks to help create the sequel's crazy Star Wars collage.

The first Star Wars Uncut: A New Hope was released online back in 2010, with a new director's cut finished early this year. It was a no-holds-barred, shot-for-shot, crowdsourced re-creation of Episode IV's special edition utilizing 473 15-second segments submitted by artists, filmmakers and sci-fi fans around the world. Each unique piece was created using insane techniques including stop-motion animation, altered action figures, hand-held cellphones and cheesy live-action re-enactments.

A new chapter in the fan-made saga is in development, this time lampooning 1980's Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Check out the teaser trumpet sounding the call to all entries by project director and founder Casey Pugh ...

Here's a message from Pugh and crew:

"This past weekend, we went to Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando to screen A New Hope Uncut and announce the new project. We saw Muppet Stormtroopers, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing Wookies, trashcan R2D2s and all kinds of homemade Star Wars fun. Passionate fans reimagining Star Wars is precisely why we love Uncut, which is why we shot this trailer for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut. It stars all of Celebration VI, an 80s-style voice-over tribute to the original, and a bunch of characters we hope show up in this next installment. Now's your chance to be part of the largest fan remake ever. The Force is with us. All of us."

For more info, or to sign up and claim a scene for your own and be immortalized in the finished film, go to the Star Wars Uncut website here.

(via Geeks Are Sexy)

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