Rogue One set photos show off crashed starships
Production is officially in full swing on the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and TMZ has your first look at photos from the set, complete with crashed starships and what appear to be the bodies of dead Stormtroopers. Check out the Rogue One set photos via the link in the tweet below!
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) leads the cast of the film and is joined by Diego Luna (Milk, Killing Them Softly), Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” Mississippi Grind), Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal,” Casino Royale), Alan Tudyk (“Firefly”) who plays a performance-capture character in the film, and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions).
“Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” said Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’”
John Knoll, the Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who currently serves as chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, is executive producing the film along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (“Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific”) are on board to produce with John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) attached to co-produce. It was also recently confirmed that Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech) will be providing the score.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One is set for release on December 16, 2016.
Star Wars ‘Rogue One’ — Filming Begins … May the Rebels Be with You (PHOTOS) http://t.co/sjUDYd0P9w
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