Andre Ovredal's Troll Hunter
has been the darling of the festival circuit over the past year and has won raves on its limited US release but Ovredal may have just been out done by one of his visual effects artists.
You see, Rune Spaans is a man with an enormous amount of talent, access to all of the Troll Hunter
raw materials and a deep and abiding love for Star Wars
. And when you put those things together what you get is The Troll Hunter Strikes Back
, an absolutely astounding fusion featuring Troll Hunter
characters dropped into the finest moment of the Original Trilogy. Spaans describes it like this:
One of the creatures in The Troll Hunter is missing an arm. When I first saw that, I knew I had to make this Empire tribute! What I've done is to take the scene from Empire Strikes Back, erase the existing characters, and then animate and re-composite the characters from Troll Hunter into the Empire footage. It's a pretty complex animation job, which took me around three weeks to do.
Watch it and be amazed below.
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