STAR WARS: EPISODE VII to Shoot at Pinewood Studios

It should come as no surprise that Star Wars: Episode VII will be shooting at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Director J.J. Abrams recently said himself that production would start at the beginning of 2014 and most likely he was "going to be moving to London at the end of the year."

The first six movies were also filmed in the UK, but now we have official confirmation from Screen Daily that Pinewood will be the studio it shoots at. 

"Production is already moving in to Pinewood in preparation for the early 2014 shoot with crew also being assembled. As previously reported, casting is underway."

President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, had this to say in a previous statement,

"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."

Abrams is currently in the process of developing the film with screenwriter Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), and the movie is scheduled to be released in May of 2015. It would be so freakin' cool to get the opportunity to visit the this set. 

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