Academy Award nominee Dean Cundey has been revealed to be The Book of Boba Fett‘s cinematographer. He has collaborated in several projects directed by iconic filmmakers. The list includes Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, and John Carpenter. Cundey might be best known for 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a Hollywood milestone in terms of combining live-action and animated sequences. This project earned him his only Academy Award nomination, eventually losing out to Peter Biziou‘s work in Mississippi Burning.
It’s certainly interesting that he is the choice to lead the camera and light crews in a Star Wars project, especially since The Mandalorian (from which The Book of Boba Fett spins-off off) has made a case of using a high number of practical effects that often, later on, have to be combined with CGI elements, something Cundey’s career has been all about.
The aforementioned Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Halloween, The Thing, the Back to the Future trilogy, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, Hook, and Jurassic Park are just a few of the iconic projects the cinematographer has worked on. All of them are heavily instilled with the mix of practical and computer-generated effects we’ll likely find in the upcoming Disney+ series.
The Book of Boba Fett is due to premiere later this year on Disney+. Temuera Morrison returns as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen will reprise her Fennec Shand role, which got introduced in The Mandalorian and later featured in the animated show The Bad Batch. Plot details remain under wraps and here’s hoping we get a trailer soon to give us a glimpse into what direction this series is heading.