Watch: Topher Grace Releases His 'Star Wars' Prequels Re-Edit Trailer
Just last week, we highlighted a new edit of Close Encounters of the Third Kind that Topher Grace screened for a small audience, including Peter Sciretta at SlashFilm. However, the first time Grace chose to re-edit a well-known piece of sci-fi pop culture, our own Alex Billington was in attendance. That event had Grace showing off an edit of the Star Wars prequels that he touted as Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back. After the response to his Close Encounters remix last week, the actor has released the trailer he sent as an invite to his Star Wars screening. It's a very cool tease for the much shorter Darth Vader origin story.
The use of Obi-Wan Kenobi's voiceover is extremely effective, and this makes me desperate to see how Grace cut down all three of the prequels into a better prequel to the iconic sci-fi trilogy. Grace's cut was 85 minutes, shorter than some indie movies that don't have blockbuster action. It would be cool if Disney would allow Grace to do some kind of tour with this cut of the film, just to show their respect for fans having fun with their property. The best place would be at Star Wars Celebration, or even Comic-Con in San Diego, but we're pretty sure that is never going to happen. This could be all you ever see of the experiment. Cool?