Rian Johnson Tweets Praise For New Fan-Made 8-Bit ‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer

By now you’ve probably seen the fan-made 8-bit video game trailer for The Last Jedi that’s based on the classic Super Nintendo video games. The retro video clip, created by John Stratman, caught the attention of fans and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson today on Youtube. Read on for more details.


“Oh my god that is awesome. Well done!” wrote the ‘Episode VIII’ director.

 

A new shot-by-shot fan-made trailer titled “Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer the ‘8-bit'” has been shared online. The fan trailer attempts to mimic the original Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) 8-bit (actually 16-Bit) home video games that were popular in the 1980’s.

 

The clip posted on JoBlo Videos YouTube channel quickly drew attention, earning acclaim from fans and The Last Jedi director himself, Rian Johnson. The director tweeted his praise for the video mere hours after it had been posted online.

 

“Oh my god that is awesome. Well done!” Johnson tweeted. “Here’s something pleasant! Makes me want to replay Monkey Island.”

 

 

 

Here’s director Rian Johnson’s actual Twitter tweets:

 

 

 

Check out the fan trailer below, which features a delightfully nostalgic 8-bit soundtrack. The Last Jedi hits cinemas later this year on December 15th, and thankfully you won’t need to blow into a cartridge to see it.

 

 

 

For more 8-Bit clips, head on over to John Stratman‘s Twitter page.

 

What do you think of the 8-bit trailer? Share your thoughts in our comment section below!

 

May the Force be with you….

 

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Rian Johnson Tweets Praise For New Fan-Made 8-Bit ‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer

  • May 11, 2017 at 5:23 am
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    Maybe Rian can convince Lucasfilm to make a Monkey Island movie.

    • May 11, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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      It had better have a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle of it or I’m out.

    • May 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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      Unfortunatly Disney already copied the franchise with Pirates of the Caribbean.

      • May 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm
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        You mean by making a movie based on the ride which had existed since the 60s?

      • May 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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        They can make an animated version that’s different enough from POTC

  • May 11, 2017 at 5:30 am
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    I would have been hyped out of my mind for this RPG 25 years ago. Heck… still looks pretty promising 😛

  • May 11, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    *16 bit

    • May 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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      Yes..more Megadrive than NES

      • May 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm
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        Did the megadrive have a single star wars game?

        • May 11, 2017 at 9:05 pm
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          Only if you had the Sega CD or 32x addon

    • May 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm
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      Yup. This was the SNES all day.

    • May 12, 2017 at 1:09 am
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      Yeah, no way Atari or Intellivision could handle those graphics. The sound was spot-on for an Intellivision though. Regardless, that video warms my heart.

  • May 11, 2017 at 11:26 am
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    Classic LucasArts adventure game style!

    Love it!

  • May 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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    Oh Bravo..I want to play this now

  • May 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    Make it real! Man I miss the 90s

    • May 12, 2017 at 12:13 am
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      Last decade when they actually gave a shit about producing quality games that had replay value.

      • May 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm
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        I miss shadows of the empire

  • May 11, 2017 at 10:47 pm
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    Okay. I won’t lie; that is really cool. I do love when fans are creative and this was no exception. 🙂

  • May 12, 2017 at 12:12 am
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    Almost makes the teaser look good. I would love to see full Super SW games for every film after VI. They were hardly accurate to the film but were a lot of fun and the MIDI soundtrack was oddly catchy.

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