Darth Maul Gets a Boring New 'Phantom Menace' 3D Motion Poster
by Alex Billington
January 5, 2012
"Die, Jedi, die!" Experience him firing up his lightsaber for the first time in 3D. Holy sh*t it's Darth Maul and he's lighting up his badass dual, red Sith lightsaber! Awesome! Wait, haven't we seen this before, like back in 1999, plus an entire fight scene, one of the highlights of Phantom Menace. Yes indeed, and since we can't run 3D through the web, this is just a plain ole motion poster. Thanks to a tip from Recent Posters on Vimeo we've got a look at a motion poster for the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It's the same official poster we've seen before, just animated with Darth Maul firing up. Have fun!
George Lucas' Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, originally released in late May of 1999, will be re-released in digital 3D in theaters everywhere starting February 10th early this year. This is the first of six planned re-releases for the entire Star Wars saga, progressing in numerical order (as long as this one is a success). Set against the thrilling and exotic backdrop of a "galaxy far, far away," Star Wars is perfectly suited to the immersive 3D theatrical experience, and Episode I delivers some of the Saga's most stunning and spectacular sequences – from the Naboo invasion to the Tatooine Podraces to the climactic lightsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Jedi. The 3D conversion was supervised by Industrial Light & Magic.