We are sad to report the death of film Art Director Alan Tomkins. Tomkins was the art director for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. His work on the film earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction. Throughout an incredible career in film Tomkins art directed and contributed to films such as Batman Begins, A Bridge Too Far, JFK, Saving Private Ryan, Die Another Day, Natural Born Killers and Disney’s 101 Dalmations as well as numerous assisting art direction/draughtsmen credits including A View To A Kill, From Russia With Love and work on Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Disney has rolled back on plans to release a 4K version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in theaters, Variety has confirmed.
Variety has reported that Disney plans to release the remastered 4K edition of ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back‘ in UK cinemas to help celebrate the films 40th anniversary and also to bolster ticket sales as cinemas re-open their doors for the first time this July after being closed since March by the UK government lockdown due to Covid-19.