‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to Shoot in the U.K.

Time and attention in revisiting the origins of Star Wars are serving as inspiration for this new movie says producer Kathleen Kennedy.
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to Shoot in the U.K.

Star Wars: Episode VII to be shot in the U.K. Lucasfilm announced today that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included UK production in such famed studios as Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood Studios.

President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy stated the following.

"We've devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I'm thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilizing the incredible talent there can be a part of that. Speaking from my own longstanding connection to the UK with films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire of the Sun and recently War Horse, it's very exciting to be heading back."

Earlier this year, representatives from Lucasfilm met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in London to establish an agreement to produce Star Wars in the U.K.

Said George Osborne.

"I am delighted that Star Wars is coming back to Britain. Today's announcement that the next Star Wars film will be shot and produced in the UK is great news for fans and our creative industries."

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt and is scheduled for a 2015 release.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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