The Hollywood Reporter is essentially confirming a report from last week that Star Wars: Episode VII will bring the story back to Tatooine, the home planet of Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin Skywalker.
Although the original Star Wars trilogy used locations in Tunisia for Tatooine, this new report reveals that sets will be created, "in a Morocco-like environment." This will include an extensive recreation of Luke Skywalker's desolate home. The original report from Badass Digest revealed that production is beginning in Morocco May 14, with the first two weeks of production scheduled to take place in the country before they move to Pinewood Studios in London.
What's interesting about the move to Morocco is that the original Tatooine sets in Tunisia are still standing, left abandoned in the desert for over 30 years, and there even has been a campaign launched to preserve these locations.
Of course, Disney and LucasFilm have not confirmed the story as of yet, so it's possible that director J.J. Abrams still may shoot in Tunisia to show how the planet has changed. We reported last month that the story will take place 30 years after the original trilogy, but, it remains to be seen how Tatooine will fit into that story.