|The Death Star awaits.|
Rogue One: ILM Effects genius John Knoll's previously top secret idea behind the first STAR WARS spin-off movie- launching the newly christened Anthology series- has had a brief but fascinating plot synopsis officially revealed on this, the final day of the landmark CELEBRATION ANAHEIM convention. Intended as a gritty and realistic version of STAR WARS, set between EPISODEs III and IV, the story concerns the fledgling Rebel Alliance's bold move to capture the data tapes linked to the construction of the Empire's fearsome battle station, the Death Star, before it can become fully operational. This is the plotline that pretty much every STAR WARS fan has always waited to see.
|A grim horizon on a far off world...|
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Directed by GODZILLA's UK rising star Gareth Edwards, the recently cast Felicity Jones will play one of the top Rebel soldiers involved in this dangerous mission, some of whose action sequences, done in the style of classic war movies but given a unique STAR WARS flavour, will take place on a jungle world that keeps a motif flavour not too dissimilar to Endor's being the custodial home to the second Death Star as seen in RETURN OF THE JEDI. The movie is due out in 2016, with filming beginning this Summer worldwide, and at London's Pinewood Studios- the new regular home for the STAR WARS saga for the foreseeable future.
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