One of the coolest live action “Star Wars” videos out on YouTube isn’t made by George Lucas, but rather a group of martial artists and stunt actors from San Francisco. The Stunt People’s short clip called “First Person Darth Vader – GoPro Lightsabers” featuring a battle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker — went viral with more than half a million views so far. Eric Jacobus starred as Skywalker in the short YouTube clip, but his experience goes beyond just that viral video.
Jacobus has been working as a stunt actor, director and producer of independent action films for more than a decade. He already has made three self-produced films, including his most recent film “Death Grip.” At the same time he started as a stunt actor in 2001, he joined The Stunt People. Currently, Jacobus has a featured role as Kurtis Stryker in the second season of Machinima’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” that will premiere later this year.
NMR spoke with Jacobus about his role in “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” and how YouTube would be the key to the martial arts genre’s future.
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