Our buddy in Dubrovnik has sent us another update on the movement for Star Wars: Episode VIII in Croatia.
The Sea Star, a tourist vessel obviously used for Star Wars, is eventually fitted with a giant white screen holder on its stern side â€“ it is worth mentioning that the similar ones were recently used on the former RAF’s Greenham Common location to back the blue screens facilitating further CGI manipulation (e.g., Millennium Falcon takeoff, etc.).
A word has it that the ship’s spacious upper deck may be used as a sort of an aquatic landing platform, as suggested by the props erected.
The film crew arrived from London by a chartered Croatian plane at the Ä†ilipi Airport around 1:00 p. m. today.
The technicians assembled a silver-azure striped landspeeder, as demonstrated by this screenshot from this video:
Some of the faĂ§ade pylons toward the end of the main street colonnade props, as previously mentioned by some websites, are purposely â€ścrackedâ€ť and â€śdamaged,â€ť allegedly to allow for a landspeeder chase and crash sequence effect (but maybe standing for something else) â€“ as this information has remained somewhat uncircumstantiated so far, a photograph depicting a lady painter decorating the styrofoam construction is a proof thereof.
Today, prefabricated, labyrinthical, and arched structures are mounted to the rails facing the steps of the Dominican Monastery â€“ the locale that was already decorated by some neon light fixtures.
Best regards from Croatia to all the â€śwarsies,â€ť and may the Force be with us!
Our friends at cityos.io have hooked us up with some photos and video to share with you from the Star Wars: Episode VIII Dubrovnik sets today. Here are some videos and a gallery: