'Star Wars: Episode VII' will be filmed in the United Kingdom
Do you enjoy seeing behind-the-scenes photos of sci-fi actors drinking tea and eating HobNobs cookies? Then get ready to smile. According to the BBC, Star Wars: Episode VII will be shot in the United Kingdom, a regular production home for the franchise. “We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement “and I’m thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilising the incredible talent there can be a part of that.”
The announcement was welcomed by British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who met with Lucasfilm executives earlier this year. Speaking at a meeting of the G7 group of industrialized nations, Osborne declared the decision to be “a real vote of confidence in Britain’s creative industries.”
Production on the seventh Star Wars film is due to start next year. The movie is set for release in 2015.