When Disney announced that it was planning to make a series of spinoff Star Wars Anthology movies, Boba Fett — the biggest and baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy — was reportedly set for a lead role in one of the first films off the production line. But then, just like it did above the gaping maw of the Sarlacc in Tatooine's Dune Sea, it all went wrong for Fett. Director Josh Trank left the project earlier this year, leaving Boba's biopic floating in space, waiting for someone to kickstart the engines and take the helm.
Eric Demeusy could be that person. The filmmaker has produced a Fett fan film, a 90-second trailer that shows how stylish the spinoff movie could be. In the clip, Fett has escaped from the horrible sphincter-mouth of the Sarlacc, crawled out of the Great Pit of Carkoon, and is keen to make his way back into the galaxy. He's not looking bad for a man who's spent three decades being injected with neurotoxins and marinating in stomach acid — thanks, probably, in part to his famously hard-wearing Mandalorian armor.
A Boba Fett movie was reportedly scheduled to premiere in 2018
Where many other fan films reuse footage from previous episodes, the trailer for the unofficial New Republic Anthology looks and sounds almost as good as the trailer for The Force Awakens, using movie-grade computer effects to show off both the Sarlacc and Fett's Slave One spaceship. Demeusy has experience in the field — he's worked on visual effects for Pacific Rim and helped produce the iconic Game of Thrones intro sequence — but while his graphics are great, his story might need still need some fine-tuning.
Demeusy's take on the Fett film would be set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, around the same time as the upcoming The Force Awakens is set to take place. It's a clever idea to tie Fett to the Sarlacc at the start of the movie. Fett falls into the pit three times in the old expanded universe (suggesting that that perhaps that he's not the kind of man who should be trusted with a jetpack), but slightly less believable is that the apolitical Fett would, as Demeusy suggests, go on to help found the New Republic. Unless, of course there were credits involved.