Hardcore “Star Wars” fans are well aware of the legend of “Black Angel,” the short film that screened overseas before “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980 and disappeared for more than three decades. Just last month, many of those fans were able to see the lost film for the first time when director Roger Christian, the original “Star Wars” art director, uploaded a restored version to YouTube.
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Originally commissioned by George Lucas, “Black Angel,” which some consider to be a crucial part of the “Star Wars” legacy, will be made into a feature film starring John Rhys-Davies (“The Lord of the Rings”) and Rutger Hauer (“Blade Runner”).
Production is slated for September 2015, with filming locations to include Hungary, Belgium, Morocco and Scotland. The film will be directed and written by Christian…