09 May 2016 11:19 AM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Opening Credits Get Epic Cut with James Bond and Radiohead Elements

If you’ve been looking for a different and epic treatment for Star Wars, then you don’t have to look any further.

The opening credits of Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back just received a really cool James Bond and Radiohead treatment from New York-based School of Visual Arts motion design student Kurt Rauffer.

It looks like he has created possibly the best title sequence for the franchise, mixing the designs of the James Bond franchise with one of the things that we have loved about the space opera series.


Check it out:


Every part of the video is really impressive, but I have to say what I loved most about it is the beginning, where Rauffer shows that moment where Luke Skywalker and his lightsaber is in the ice planet of Hoth. I think it’s also genius how he thought of using the rejected Radiohead track from Spectre, giving audiences an amazing version of the title sequence of The Empire Strikes Back. It may not have the opening text crawl that comes with every Star Wars film, but considering a new series of Star Wars spin-off films are coming, Rauffer’s creation might be a great option for a new breed of opening sequence for the saga.