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Our friends at Jedi News have uncovered news from a very trusted source that a “filming location deal was signed a couple of months ago and studio space and facilities have been block booked for the next ten years at Pinewood Studios.”
10 years? That’s a long time. I’d even venture to speculate that this points to plans beyond just episodes VII, VIII, and IX. Production of those three films might last as long as 7 years, certainly not 10. Continue reading
In a new feature from Businessweek, George Lucas more or less admits that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are indeed reprising their roles for the new movies. In fact, the deal’s been done for a while now:
Sounds like their moving quickly to get ready for production.
Shooting for Star Wars VII, which is set to start in the summer, will take place in the shadow of a suburban shopping centre.
A disused quarry overlooking Kent’s sprawling Bluewater complex is thought to have been earmarked as a location for battle scenes from the new film.
Unlikely setting: A quarry overlooking the sprawling Bluewater shopping centre in Kent will be used to film scenes for Disney’s new Star Wars movie
The site next to the shopping centre has previously been used as a location to shoot scenes from the Doctor Who television series.