Darth Vader and Imperial troops storm Paris

13th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 12 (AFP) - Hundreds of Darth Vaders and imperial troops will invade a Paris boulevard Friday for a convention to mark the launch of the long-awaited final episode of director George Lucas' "Star Wars" series.

PARIS, May 12 (AFP) - Hundreds of Darth Vaders and imperial troops will invade a Paris boulevard Friday for a convention to mark the launch of the long-awaited final episode of director George Lucas' "Star Wars" series.  

The three-day convention, to be held at the Grand Rex cinema, opens with a costume parade by fans along the boulevard followed by a concert with more than 60 musicians playing the theme tunes from the films.  

"Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith" is set to get its world premiere on Sunday at the Cannes film festival, before going on general release on Wednesday.  

Several of the actors and crew will be attending the Paris convention such as "Star Wars" producer Rick McCallum and 2.2 metre-tall Peter Mayhew who plays Chewbacca.  

A spokesman confirmed the cinema's 2,700 seats for the first screenings of the last film in Lucas' prologue, which is supposed to bring us back to where it all began, were already sold out.  

The film will be shown in Paris cinemas from midnight on Wednesday, with the Rex putting on a second screening at 3:00 am and then 10:00 am.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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