Bad Robot building special Star Wars facility
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to shoot in London. But director JJ Abrams has found a way to take part of the production back home to LA...
This isn't literally a case of a robot that's gone rogue doing a bit of home improvement, rather that JJ Abram's Bad Robot production company is readying itself for the arrival of Star Wars. So much so, that it's investing in a new post-production facility in Los Angeles.
Part of the reason for this presumably ties into JJ Abrams' desire to work closer to home. It's little secret that the director would prefer not to shoot Star Wars: Episode VII in the UK, as has been announced. And this at the least means that he'll get to shape the film closer to his home.
Abrams has, reports The Hollywood Reporter, shot all of his films in Los Angeles, to the point where he apparently covered some extra costs on Star Trek Into Darkness to keep the production local to him.
The new additions to the Bad Robot complex include editing bays, a prop workshop and a screening room apparently.
Elsewhere in the land of Star Wars, a potential title was doing the rounds earlier in the week, but it seemed so steeped in rumour that we figured we were best tagging it to the end of another story. The title that's doing the rounds is A New Dawn, a rumour that sprung up at Talkbacker.
That said, most of the rumours are filling in blanks until Disney makes its next big Star Wars announcement. You can't help but think that can't be too far off...
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