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Wednesday’s big news was, of course, that The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank will helm one of the Star Wars standalone movies. However, it turns out the filmmaker already took a stab at a galaxy far, far away … a long time ago. Well, Santa Barbara, in 2007.
Following the announcement from Disney and Lucasfilm, a COPS-style Star Wars parody video that Trank directed seven years ago has resurfaced. Titled “Stabbing at Leia’s 22nd Birthday,” the NSFW video (language) from Studio 8 Comedy documents what happens when testosterone-fueled teen Jedis get their hands on alcohol. And lightsabers.
Trank, of course, went on to use a similar found-footage approach for his 2012 feature directorial debut Chronicle.