Director J.J. Abrams revealed that legendary composer John Williams will likely be providing the score for his highly-anticipated sequel Star Wars: Episode VII. Here's what the filmmaker had to say at a Berlin press conference for his latest film, Star Trek Into Darkness, earlier today.
"For Star Wars, it's very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film, because he was there long before I was."
We reported in February that John Williams expressed his interest in working on the music for Star Wars: Episode VII. J.J. Abrams regularly uses composer Michael Giacchino for the music in his movies, including Star Trek Into Darkness. Michael Giacchino is said to be in full approval of John Williams working on the score for Star Wars: Episode VII.
In related news, George Lucas' special effects house Industrial Light and Magic is considering opening a London branch for J.J. Abrams to utilize for Star Wars: Episode VII, to take advantage of foreign tax subsidies.
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, Star Wars: Episode VII may be partially shot in England, with ILM scouting locations in an East London area known as the Docklands.