Star Wars: Episode VII Production Announced For UK
created 05/11/2013 - 12:19am
Disney announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will shoot in the UK, the same location as the previous six films.
"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," Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, said. "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."
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, added. "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 has a 2015 release date directed by J.J. Abrams.
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