Evidently, a German film company has been working on a film version of The Red Baron. The story doesn’t sound all that promising (see below), but the effects look amazing. The above footage is a VFX compilation and it makes me want to see this thing on the big screen.

George Lucas has always stated that the inspiration for the space battles in the Star Wars films came from his memories of the bi-plane dogfights from the films he saw as a child. Watching the Red Baron footage, it looks like the influence has come full circle. It reminded me very much of the Star Wars space battles. The way the bi-planes are going every direction and once, the blimps looming larger than anything else in the sky. Again, very cool. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Schweighöfer) is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical challenge and honorable acting, ignoring the terrible extent of war. But after falling in love with the nurse Käte (Headey), Manfred realizes he is only used for propaganda means. Caught between his disgust for the war, and the responsibility for his fighter wing, von Richthofen sets out to fly again.