When I hear or read about things like this, I always think about that line from Jurassic Park, when the parks creator John Hammond says “Spared no expense”. If this full 1:1 scale model of The Millennium Falcon is any sign of J.J. Abrams dedication to these movies, I’d say he’s in it to win it. According to Geek Tyrant, the rumors that J.J. was going full scale with the MF (yeah, just realized that too), were floating around for awhile, but according to YAHOO, this is happening/happened.
My only guess as to why they’d go through with such a project, is that they have enormous plans for the ship, which probably includes it’s installation at the Star Wars theme park at Disney. You can quote me on that shit!
“A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done – inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood.”
Well, at least now Star Wars fans have their Mecca and now know that a pilgrimage will and must be made by the true followers.
- Millennium Falcon spacecraft built for Star Wars: Episode VII (theguardian.com)
- Full-sized Millennium Falcon already built for Star Wars VII? (geeknative.com)
- Full Scale Millennium Falcon Completed for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII! (geektyrant.com)
- STAR WARS EPISODE VII’s Millennium Falcon Has Reportedly Been Built Already (comicbookmovie.com)
- Full scale Millenium Falcon and a new planet ready for Star Wars (techandle.com)
There’s nothing coming out of the London based Star Wars camp, as of late, that has me even remotely interested in how this will all turn out. No one really knows how or what, J.J. Abrams, will do with this beloved franchise. All we have to go on are his previous films, which aren’t bad, but they weren’t all that great either. This humorous open letter to the God of lens-flares, is the work of Prescott Harvey an employee at Sincerely Truman, a marketing company in Portland Oregon.
The short video talks about what every Star Wars fan has gone over and over in his or her head since the prequels “What made Star Wars great?”. I am posting this video because, for the most part, I totally agree with the films critiques. My only question is why didn’t someone do a video like this for George Lucas before he embarked upon raping our childhood with rusty tools?
Was it because we thought the film was in good hands, even though the introduction of the Ewok‘s foreshadowed the apocalypse? We should’ve been equally as hard on George, but we trusted him through three prequels, each time hoping it would eventually get better and it didn’t.
So now, in the year of our Lord 2013, we’ve decided to say something, well…for the sake of those that made this video and fans like me, I hope it gets heard. I especially hope J.J. Abrams pays particular attention to the part in the video about the mystery of the Jedi (an idea I proposed in a previous article on MITNG).
It’s important to keep in mind, for those of us who grew up on A New Hope, The Empire… and Return.., that at the end of the day, it’s about money and no one has ever crossed the mouse and lived to talk about it.
J.J. Abrams, I give you all the respect in the world for taking on something like this. God Speed…you fool.
- J.J. Abrams to Shoot STAR WARS: EPISODE VII in IMAX? (geektyrant.com)
- J.J. Abrams May Shoot Some of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII with IMAX Cameras (collider.com)
- Well Done Animated Open Letter to JJ Abrams About Star Wars (thehothspot.com)
- The only four rules needed to make the next Star Wars awesome again (io9.com)