Force touch: why the effects in Star Wars: Rogue One will be like nothing we've seen before

by admin November 1, 2016 at 11:52 pm

Rogue One: A Star Wars story, the first in Disney’s ongoing series of standalone Star Wars movies, will have feature effects that “[no-one] will have seen before”, as director Gareth Edwards “threw out the rulebook” during filming.

That’s according to Oscar-winning creature and special make-up effects supervisor Neal Scanlan, speaking at an event at Pinewood Studios to mark the start of a partnership between grooming brand Gillette and the Star Wars franchise.

Scanlan, who has worked on films including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII, Alien-prequel Prometheus, and of course Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, stated that Rogue One will very much be a reflection of Edwards’ “young and dynamic” personality.

‘Incredibly brave’

“Every film is about [a director’s] personality as much as anything else,” said Scanlan.

“I think with Force Awakens you can see it is very much JJ Abrams’ film, and you’ll see the same with Gareth Edwards and Rogue One.

“What’s amazing and exciting about Rogue is that you can see with Gareth Edwards, who is in a sense a young and dynamic guy that took on this huge responsibility, that what he’s done is incredibly brave.”