Crowd-Sourced Star Wars Remake, Star Wars Uncut, Wows Online World
One of the biggest movies in terms of fan base must surely be Star Wars. We’re all essentially fanboys and girls of this mother of all space sagas, which seems to permeate pop culture like the Force permeates the universe. But around a million years ago, back in 2009 to be exact, a developer at Vimeo named Casey Pugh decided to embark on an ambitious project to recreate the original Star Wars film, episode whatever, A New Hope. And he decided the best way to do this was to get the fans to re-create scenes from the movie in all manner of styles, and then to edit it all together into a crowd-sourced fan film the likes of which the universe had never seen.
Split into 473 clips, each 15 seconds in length, users claimed the clip they wanted and re-interpreted it however they saw fit, which resulted in some pretty amazing and hilarious results ranging from stop-motion LEGO to cardboard box Millennium Falcons, animations and whatever else their imaginations could devise. Now, for the first time you can view the entire two and a half hour epic that is the Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut online, featuring the best fan-submitted clips hand-picked from the StarWarsUncut.com collection.
It may be fan-created and really, really long, but it’s definitely worth a watch. The film’s even gone on to win an Emmy, claiming the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media in 2010. So settle in, pop some popcorn, get out your lightsaber and dun dun dun dun daaa-da dun daaa-daa…as they say.