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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 4, 2018, 5:04 PM - Possible new "Last Starfighter" #1

    Found this posted on IGN.

    Rogue One writer Gary Whitta has shared concept art for a possible new Last Starfighter project.

    Whitta revealed the images on Twitter and they feature plenty of spaceships. "Okay, probably shouldn’t show you this so early but here’s a little something I’ve been tinkering on with my co-writer Jonathan Betuel," Whitta tweeted. "You might recognize the ships. Thanks to the amazing Matt Allsopp (lead concept artist on ROGUE ONE) for creating these images for us."
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 4, 2018, 5:51 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #2

    I just went full death bloom in my pants......
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 4, 2018, 6:47 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #3

    GREETINGS, STARFIGHTER.

    YOU HAVE BEEN RECRUITED BY THE STAR LEAGUE TO DEFEND THE FRONTIER AGAINST XUR AND THE KO-DAN ARMADA!

    In all seriousness, I wouldn't be surprised if the announcement that Universal was moving forward with ARMADA (which could most charitably be called "a dirty f****** ripoff of Last Starfighter" at best) finally got Betuel to stop being so guarded with the remake rights to STARFIGHTER and get things moving.

    I hope this happens, I really do!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 4, 2018, 7:01 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #4

    Didn't know Seth Rogen tried to get the rights...thank god!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 8:16 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #5

    Seriously, don't F with Ron Cobb's Gunstar. Tweak & nudge a little, if you must, but it's pretty much perfect as is.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 8:37 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #6

    Agreed. The Gunstar really doesn't need anything done to it. I'm not a fan of what they've done to it in that concept art.

    A reboot could be okay if they treat it with a bit of respect. But nothing will be a good as the original. It was a true product of its times.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 9:15 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #7

    I dig the GunStar art. Updated but not too far off from the original.

    Personally, I would be happy if they just replaced the CGI in the original and re-released it in theaters.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 10:55 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #8

    I just say no. No reboots. No sequels, prequels or special editions. Come up with new ideas, Hollywood. You don't have to rape the past.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 2:20 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #9

    Cephus said: View Post
    I just say no. No reboots. No sequels, prequels or special editions. Come up with new ideas, Hollywood. You don't have to rape the past.
    last starfighter, now with a transgender lesbian black woman who gets paid just as much as men in main role.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 3:01 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #10

    I would also be totally happy if they just did a shot-for-shot update of the CG assets without altering any of the story.

    If they actually do a sequel, the idea I had years ago still holds up. THE FIRST STARFIGHTER. Alex has been helping rebuild the Starfighter Legion, learning about the Star League and its history, has been trying to get Earth taken seriously, etc. Then something sabotage-y happens. Maybe return of Xur. Maybe some other threat. All I had was/is: Grig and Centauri get killed and Alex realizes someone's targeting the people he cares about to get to him. He whisks Maggie to safety just in time, and things go from there, possibly also involving Louis. I didn't want to get too far into plot points.

    A respectful continuation of the story, I wouldn't mind seeing. Reboot or pale imitation? Not so much.

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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 7:23 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #11

    Psicorp7 said: View Post
    I dig the GunStar art. Updated but not too far off from the original.

    Personally, I would be happy if they just replaced the CGI in the original and re-released it in theaters.
    I would actually enjoy that.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 7:41 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #12

    I loved this movie as a kid.

    The graphics at the time were amazing. And I think the original design would be great with modern techniques.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 5, 2018, 8:08 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #13

    MrSouthpaw said: View Post
    I loved this movie as a kid.

    The graphics at the time were amazing. And I think the original design would be great with modern techniques.
    Me too, I always pretended it was in the Star Wars universe


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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2018, 4:11 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #14

    halliwax said: View Post
    Me too, I always pretended it was in the Star Wars universe
    I actually used Gunstars in my old West End Games Star Wars RPG campaign.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2018, 4:45 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #15

    I guess I must be the only one who didn't like this movie. I thought it was dumb as hell. This came out not long after TRON and while I loved those FX for a computer world, I didn't think they worked well for an outer space movie. At least not the level CGI was at the time.

    I remember thinking "These people live in trailer park and yet they leave a $5000 arcade game outside in the elements all the time?" Nobody ever did that!! And that star blossom or whatever it was called was beyond stupid, I thought.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2018, 2:45 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #16

    I got the book for christmas in I think 1984? I loved it and could not wait to see the movie, and liked the movie as well but also thought it was "B".

    I hate the current trend to streamline everything. It has been going on for quite a few years now, and I guess it is todays (since the 2000´s) equivalent of chrome in the 50ies to say "we are looking at the future".
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2018, 3:12 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #17

    DaddyfromNaboo said: View Post
    I hate the current trend to streamline everything. It has been going on for quite a few years now, and I guess it is todays (since the 2000´s) equivalent of chrome in the 50ies to say "we are looking at the future".
    Haven't we always done that, though?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2018, 4:10 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #18

    jarroth said: View Post
    last starfighter, now with a transgender lesbian black woman who gets paid just as much as men in main role.
    Seriously, who would be surprised?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2018, 4:34 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #19

    uh... guys?


    Aside of the Dire and Unyielding need to change my shorts, this is still only concept art. nothing a good sketch artist couldn't do as a commission. as per all of the "don't screw with the design" talk... it looks like all they really did was "flatten" out the fuselage some and smooth out all of the 80's low-poly-ness of the OG.

    Exhibit A:
    554695.jpg

    I really, really, don't wanna jump the gun here, but regardless, May the Luck of the Seven Pillars of Gooloo be with Whitta at all times!

    RE: above. I love this movie to Rylos and back, and would punch a hole in the Frontier myself if it meant I would get a sequel. I guess this means i'm going to accelerate my Gunstar modeling project.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 7, 2018, 12:31 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #20

    Axlotl said: View Post
    Haven't we always done that, though?
    I was expecting that And yes, we did. Raymond Loewy was a brillant designer and as important to industrial design as the Bauhaus movement for architecture. He started that trend in the IIRC 30ies?
    But look at the reason for the designs. The need for more speed. But Movie vehicle design needs to evoke emotion and has to be interesting to the eye, bring across a feeling of agression or grace or strength, creating instantly recognizable shapes. McQ and Johnston and Cobb and Reynolds and Mead all did that. There is always something breaking through a streamlined hull (see the streamlined train engine), making it interesting.
    The NuBSG Vipers are a good example, although the classic design was streamlined as well, but IMO done in a good way. Enterprise? Bad. X-Wings? A catastrophe if not for the old designs by McQ, borderline IMO. Stormtroopers in the ST? I think that whatshisname totally missed the point of those uniforms. Where is the intimidating skull and skeleton appearance, the shock in shock white?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 7, 2018, 11:20 AM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #21

    There's no guarantee this is happening. This is exactly like when Neil Blomkamp did all the Aliens concept art. The idea is to show the reverence he has for the property and get enough social media buzz to convince the people guarding the IP that they can let it happen.

    Given how long people have been trying to remake this film and the pedigree of some who have tried, I don't think any pretty pictures are going to make a difference. I'm not holding my breath.

    That said, if it happened, I'd love it. There's no need to even reboot it, you could easily make it an update/sequel that doesn't need to rely on the original-- much like Tron.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 7, 2018, 8:18 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #22

    To me this would be a piece of cake to do. Videogames are even more ingrained into our culture now than they were in the 80s. All they have to do is say there's again some kind of war and they need new pilots. Some fancy new popular game comes out and people are trying to win a contest put out by the developer to see who can get the highest score (or some other goal) before a certain date hits. Those top kids are taken for pilot training. Fill in all the rest and send me my check.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 12, 2018, 5:31 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #23

    Sluis Van Shipyards said: View Post
    To me this would be a piece of cake to do. Videogames are even more ingrained into our culture now than they were in the 80s. All they have to do is say there's again some kind of war and they need new pilots. Some fancy new popular game comes out and people are trying to win a contest put out by the developer to see who can get the highest score (or some other goal) before a certain date hits. Those top kids are taken for pilot training. Fill in all the rest and send me my check.
    This is essentially what they did on Hulu's Futureman where a computer game is both a combat simulator as well as a test/means of finding the ultimate warrior who they can bring to the future to save all mankind.
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 12, 2018, 7:52 PM - Re: Possible new "Last Starfighter" #24

    Sequel yes, reboot no.

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