Empire Strikes BackHere's Vader, Darth Vader -- and he likes his martinis shaken, not stirred.

Designer Kurt Rauffer reimagined the opening credits for "The Empire Strikes Back" in the style of a James Bond film. It was his senior year project at the New York School of Visual Arts, and video marries "Star Wars" themes with the moody music and mesmerizing graphics of Bond movies.

"The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, 'Spectre,' sung by Radiohead," Rauffer wrote. "I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt fitting."

Star Wars - Episode V "The Empire Strikes Back" Homage (Title Sequence) from KROFL on Vimeo.

It's a fun mashup of two iconic franchises, but we doubt director Rian Johnson will copy it for "Episode VIII." After all, "Star Wars" wouldn't be "Star Wars" without that distinctive title crawl.

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