The Malaysian Reader blog has a terrific post today about Malaysian artist Tintoy Chuo, who is preparing a traditional Malaysian shadow puppet version of Star Wars (in Malay, "Peperangan Bintang"). From the post:
The whole idea of presenting Star Wars using shadow puppets came about when ‘Tintoy’ Chuo got the idea to introduce the practically extinct form of entertainment (shadow puppets, not Star Wars) to today’s generation. He chose to fuse it with Star Wars because he figured it would have a better chance of capturing people’s attention and besides he loves Star Wars. Work with something you know and love, I always say.
Follow the link to the Malaysian Reader blog for more information and photos. Or go to Tintoy's Facebook page for even more photos. What a gorgeous, clever project.
The Malaysian Reader says Tintoy needs funding. I hope he gets a Kickstarter together. This project deserves support.