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6 items from 2015

5 Rules for Designing a 'Star Wars' Character

13 April 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the people most directly responsible for the design of the "Star Wars" prequel is Doug Chiang, so it seemed only fitting that I would hop on the phone with him to discuss "Star Wars: The Digital Collection" the morning after the announcement was made. Before we spoke, Fox sent over a clip from the extras on the "Digital Collection," and in it, Doug talks about lessons he learned from George Lucas about design, lessons that Disney summed up for me in the following bullet points: Rule I: Silhouette As a designer, you can get bogged down in the minutiae of perfect form and proportions. Doug had to learn to think and draw like a kid again. Don’t worry about the details; they don’t define a design. Rule II: The 3-second Rule When the audience sees something new on screen, they have to immediately connect with this new item. »

- Drew McWeeny

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See the Original Millennium Falcon in New Video from 'Star Wars: The Digital Collection'

7 April 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

News broke this week that all six Star Wars movies were heading to digital HD for the first time in a new collection to be released on April 10. Not only will you get shiny new digital versions of the existing Star Wars movies, but the collection will also come chock-full of all kinds of special features, many of which we've never seen below. Like nerdy conversations between those who brought Star Wars to life. Here's a little tease (via USA Today) of a chat between set decorator Roger Christian and visual effects designer Joe Johnston on the origins of the iconic Millennium Falcon. Hardcore Star Wars fans may already be familiar with the info nuggets both Christian and Johnston drop in the video above -- most notably that the Rebel Blockade Runner (pictured above...

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- Erik Davis

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Star Wars Digital Edition Hitting April 10th Loaded With Additional Bonuses

7 April 2015 2:58 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

As the world prepares to completely lose its mind with the release of the new Star Wars film, it is obviously time to try to stir the pot as much as possible. That in mind, the previous films from the franchise are going to be released on April 10th in digital edition, and with some new bonuses to help sucker you in to the purchase.

They also come with the legacy bonus content, and put together, these are impressive releases. I don’t want to overly comment on how many sales the first three episodes are going to get, but if you need to catch up on the universe in general, this is your chance. And, since we’re looking at a new generation who need to get on board for the new film, this is the way to go.

Take a look at all the bonus potential below, and »

- Marc Eastman

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‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Helmer Steve Carr Signs With Paradigm

11 February 2015 3:37 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Steve Carr, the helmer of hit comedies that include Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Are We Done Yet, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2 and Next Friday. Carr next is set to direct The Wedding Guests for CBS Films and The Boondoggle, a buddy comedy scripted by Rob Riggle & Tom Lennon. He’s also developing the AMC series Sherman’s March. Carr had been at ICM Partners.

He becomes the latest in a bunch of directors who’ve signed with Paradigm including Luke Greenfield, Rob Minkoff, Walt Becker, Malcolm Lee, Joe Johnston, Carl Franklin. Ole Bornedal and others. The signings come after a number of high-profile agents have joined the agency.

Carr remains managed by Peter Principato and lawyered by Karl Austen.


- Mike Fleming Jr

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New Trailer, Clip And Featurette For Disney’s Cinderella

11 February 2015 5:58 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


After Mark Romanek stepped down from directing The Wolfman and Joe Johnston took over, a lot of the prep work remained intact and many of the designs were used with very little modification. I can’t help but wonder how much this is also true of Cinderella, which Romanek had developed until fairly shortly before production.

Kenneth Branagh was the man to take over this time, and his resume reveals a strange kind of double personality. There are those projects he seem to have made for love and passion, and those he appears to have taken as a job in between. Not to say, of course, he didn’t apply that same love and passion to those work-for-hire gigs, or at least a measure of it, once he had the megaphone in his hand.

Cinderella does look, no matter how it wound up on the screen, like a very lavish, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Star Wars: Joe Johnston’s Original Boba Fett Concept Art

13 January 2015 10:02 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The website,, posted original concept art that Joe Johnston created for Boba Fett when he worked as a concept artist on George Lucas' Star Wars films. And yes, that is the same Joe Johnston that directed Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Jumanji (1995) and even Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). When you look at these alternate white-armor designs you may not even recognize him as the character that hunted down Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth »

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