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Elstree 1979 to go behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Variety has revealed that The Works is set to go behind the scenes of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back with the feature documentary Elstree 1979.

The follow-up to Elstree 1976 (which detailed the background performers of George Lucas’ original Star Wars), the film will once again be directed by Jon Spira and produced by Hank Starrs, and will focus on the stunt team of the acclaimed sequel – in particular Vic Armstrong and Colin Skeaping, the latter of whom performed all of Mark Hamill’s stunts.

“We are really excited to be returning to the DNA of the Star Wars universe and specifically The Empire Strikes Back, to cast a unique and forensic eye over a truly explosive community – the British stuntmen and women that brought their skills to Elstree in 1979 and beyond,” said Starrs.

“Jon and Hank’s new project is highly anticipated by film fans all over the world,
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The Works Brings ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Stuntmen Film To Cannes

The Works Brings ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Stuntmen Film To Cannes
The Works International is launching sales for ‘Elstree 1979’ in Cannes, a feature doc about the stuntmen of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

The film is a follow-up to ‘Elstree 1976’, which delved in to the background performers in the original ‘Star Wars’ movie. The follow-up will look at the stunt team on ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and notably the work of legendary stuntmen Colin Skeaping and Vic Armstrong.

Skeaping did all of mark Hamill’s stunts in the movie and in the new doc will recreate the moment in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ that sees Luke Skywalker blown through a window during a fight with Darth Vader.

The Works Film Group is on production duty, and filming starts this summer for delivery next spring. Jon Spira returns to direct and Hank Starrs to produce. Both worked on the earlier ‘Elstree 1976’ film. The Works UK Distribution is kicking off the sales effort at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The Works Brings ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Stuntmen Film To Cannes

The Works Brings ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Stuntmen Film To Cannes
The Works International is launching sales for ‘Elstree 1979’ in Cannes, a feature doc about the stuntmen of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

The film is a follow-up to ‘Elstree 1976’, which delved in to the background performers in the original ‘Star Wars’ movie. The follow-up will look at the stunt team on ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and notably the work of legendary stuntmen Colin Skeaping and Vic Armstrong.

Skeaping did all of mark Hamill’s stunts in the movie and in the new doc will recreate the moment in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ that sees Luke Skywalker blown through a window during a fight with Darth Vader.

The Works Film Group is on production duty, and filming starts this summer for delivery next spring. Jon Spira returns to direct and Hank Starrs to produce. Both worked on the earlier ‘Elstree 1976’ film. The Works UK Distribution is kicking off the sales
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