June 7, 2007
Dark Resurrection is an Italian-language Star Wars fan film directed by Angelo Licata, based on a script he co-wrote with Andrea Scibilia. The film is set in the centuries after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and revolves around a group of Jedi swept up in an ancient prophecy and a dangerous secret. A prequel to Dark Resurrection, titled Dark Resurrection Volume 0, was released in 2011, and a second volume was previously announced.
The film, which has a runtime of 61 minutes, was released in Italy on June 7, 2007. It was filmed in the Italian Riviera, Liguria, Italy for an estimated €7,000. The cast was made primarily of amateur actors, though there were a number of professional actors who joined the cast for free.
An ancient prophecy leads the powerful Jedi Master Sorran to start an obsessive quest for Eron, a legendary place able to give infinite knowledge to the one who will open its seal. Because of his obsession, many apprentices die and Sorran is repudiated and apparently killed by the leaders of his own council. After many years, he reappears as if he had learned a secret to deceive death, and he manage to find out Eron’s location with the help of a young apprentice and of the reinvigorated Imperial Forces. Master Zui Mar and the young Hope, upon which a terrible secret waft, are dispatched on Eron to stop Sorran. The Council, however, decides to not reveal them the terrible destiny they are running into.