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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

EPISODE VIII: GREED IS GOOD!

Image: Lucasfilm/Topps.

One of the weird and wacky alien gamblers of the super-rich intergalactic elite frequenting the out-there, and out there, Canto Bight casino envisioned by writer/director Rian Johnson, for one of the many highlight sequences of The Last Jedi.

See a little bit more footage of the environment in the recently released Chinese trailer for The Last Jedi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLIvp8JIWNE


The ambitious Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi's book programming release schedule is almost at an end with the release of Canto Bight, the new short story collusion hardback from CENTURY that gives us a sneak-peek of what to expect from the gambling resort complex in the eagerly-awaited film, as well as a look at some of its many quirky background characters, out now in the UK.

Here's the publishing blurb:

Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four original novellas explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.

An honest salesman meets a career criminal as a dream vacation turns into the worst nightmare imaginable in a story by Saladin Ahmed.

Dreams and schemes collide when a deal over a priceless bottle of wine becomes a struggle for survival as told by Mira Grant.

Old habits die hard when a servant is forced into the mad struggle for power among Canto Bight’s elite in a tale by Rae Carson.

A deadbeat gambler has one last chance to turn his luck around, all he has to do is survive one wild night as told by John Jackson Miller.

In Canto Bight, one is free to revel in excess, untouched from the problems of a galaxy once again descending into chaos and war. Dreams can become reality, but the stakes have never been higher―for there is a darkness obscured by all the glamour and luxury.



Get Canto Bight here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canto-Bight-Star-Wars-Journey/dp/1780898576/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512486454&sr=1-1&keywords=canto+bight

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