Monday, 11 May 2015
ILM CLASSIC IMAGE: NEW WHIZZ ON THE BLOCK!
With prior 1976 filming commitments to the second season of Gerry Anderson's lavish sci-fi TV series SPACE:1999, acclaimed British special effects veteran and director Brian Johnson sadly turned down George Lucas and Gary Kurtz original offer to work on STAR WARS vital special effects requirements. Fortunately, by the time of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK's commencement in 1978, he would be available, utilising his experience and problem solving techniques across all manner of intriguing effects challenges - both practical and model - alongside the youthful energy and emerging talents of the translatlantic ILM.
The Prop Gallery | Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - ILM Oscar statuette gifted to Brian Johnson