Star Wars: Episode VII shoot has begun, cast mainly in place

News Simon Brew 7 Apr 2014 - 06:47
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JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is already shooting, and the cast is nearly locked, it's been confirmed...

Now that's impressive. There's been a sizeable veil of secrecy over the production of Star Wars: Episode VII so far, as you might expect. But to be able to get the shoot of such a high profile production underway, without anyone realising? That's some achievement.

It's what's happened though, as Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that production is already underway on JJ Abrams' new movie. 

Horn also confirmed that the screenplay is where it needs to be be, and that the film would pick things up "where 6 left off - and where 6 left off is 35 years ago by the time this is released". As for the cast? "We have a lot of them [in place]... we're just not completely done yet".

The main bulk of Star Wars: Episode VII's production will take place in London. It's believed that the part of the shoot that's currently under way is taking place in Egypt.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18th 2015.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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