Star Wars: Episode VII to be shot in UK

  • The latest film in the Star Wars franchise is to be made in the U.K., producer Lucasfilm revealed on Sunday.

    In a statement, Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said: "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 utilising the incredible talent there can be a part of that."

    Production on the seventh movie is due to start next year. The film is scheduled to be released in 2015.

    Filming of the 1977 original, the Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi also took place in the U.K.

    In 1999, the series was revived for three prequels with production on Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith also shot in Britain.

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