This is exactly how I'd imagine the first trailer for J. J. Abrams' Star Wars flick to look like. Except with more lens flare. And music from Two Steps From Hell. And some extra scenes with space battles in them. On second thought, it wouldn't look like this at all.

Director Todd Sandler calls his one-minute-forty-second short a 'proof of concept' and an homage to Star Wars. As far as homages to Star Wars go, this one's pretty darn great—and hey, if it leads to something more, all the better. Here's to a full-length Star Wars: The Apprentice.

Star Wars: The Apprentice [Vimeo]

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