With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story a little under a month away the buzz for the film is becoming huge (it’s already tracking a $130–$150 million domestic box office opening). Now from YouTube animator Brendan Docherty (@WrestlingArcade) comes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story iOS/ Android 8-bit Trailer, which is being proudly displayed at FunstockRetro.co.uk.
The trailer follows the same path as the official trailers we’ve seen across the past few months from Disney, however here we return to a classic retro era, where our story is told within the realms of 8-Bit graphic cut scenes and subtitles; we could be back loading up a classic PC game here or even the SNES and SEGA Megadrive again!
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 15th in the UK and December 16th in the States, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Jimmy Smits (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), James Earl Jones (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope), Valene Kane (The Fall), Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager), Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode IV – Return of the Jedi) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock).