Tuesday December 27, 2016

How ‘Rogue One’ Brought Back Familiar Faces

Those of you that haven't seen the movie yet should probably avoid this article. Everyone else will no doubt find this story about the character effects used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story pretty interesting.

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But as they revisited the 1977 George Lucas movie that started the "Star Wars" franchise, and gave fresh screen time to some lesser-known heroes and villains, the staffs of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic faced artistic and technological hurdles: most prominently, using a combination of live action and digital effects to bring back the character Grand Moff Tarkin.