Nearly a decade ago, screenwriter (Dragonheart) and director (Angus) Patrick Read Johnson began work on a film near and dear to his heart. He named it 5-25-77 because that holds a special significance for millions of sci-fi and movie fans the world over: it was the U.S. theatrical release date of the original Star Wars. In 2007, though the film was far from being finished due to a lack of funding, Johnson screened it at the Star Wars Celebration IV to a very positive response. That was the last we had heard of 5-25-77, until now.
Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens is poised to both reignite love for the franchise for many and indoctrinate a ton of new fans into the glorious adventures of a galaxy far, far away later this year, the time would seem right for Johnson’s cinematic love letter to the scrappy little studio flick that blasted off into legend nearly forty years ago to finally see the light of day.
You can check out a plot synopsis and trailer here below.
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