‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer Gets Sweded by Some Very Creative Fans
If you aren’t aware of “sweding,” it’s where fans remake trailers and films with a really low budget, making their own props and costumes and creatively recreating set pieces. The concept was the focal point of Michel Gondry’s 2008 film ‘Be Kind Rewind.’ We’ve seen many fan-made versions of the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ including a trailer recreated with LEGOs and a version that imagines what George Lucas’ “special edition” of the film might look like. But this sweded version of the trailer is the most creative and funny version so far.
The people from Dumb Drum recreated the trailer for ‘The Force Awakens,’ using cardboard, hockey gear, some tubing, and even a bicycle, which stands in as the speeder Daisy Ridley’s character is driving in the trailer. This shot for shot remake took a lot of passion and commitment—and presumably a whole lot of glue—to remake the most popular trailer of the year. The group stayed faithful to the concept of sweding, and didn’t even use the real trailer music for their version, opting instead to recreate the score with their voices, which just makes the whole thing more delightful. And is that a pizza box dressed up as the Millennium Falcon? Sure looks that way!
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hits theaters on December 18, 2015.