TikTok videos inspired by Wes Anderson’s movies have been all the rage in the past few weeks, and one AI artist took things one step further. Curious Refuge created an AI-generated Star Wars trailer inspired by Wes Anderson’s distinctive filmmaking style.
The fictional film is called The Galactic Menagerie and it will take you to the galaxy far, far away in a way you’ve never seen it before. The video was created by Caleb Ward aka Curious Refuge, and it made quite a splash across YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok.
“This enchanting mashup brings together iconic Star Wars characters with Anderson’s trademark symmetrical compositions, pastel color palettes, and quirky humor…Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind fan edit that celebrates the magic of storytelling and the power of imagination,” reads the official YouTube description.
The video even goes so far as to imagine some of Anderson’s frequent collaborators in the lead roles, including Timothée Chalamet as Luke, Scarlett Johansson as Princess Leia, Edward Norton as Han Solo, Bill Murray as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jeff Goldblum as the Emperor, Adrien Brody as Chewbacca, and Owen Willson as Darth Vader.
Ward was a huge Star Wars fan since his childhood, and he used AI for every segment of this video, from generating images with Midjourney, writing the script with ChatGPT, and using an AI voice-over generator before editing it all together.