Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

‘Star Wars’ spinoff to be filmed in UK

Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Posted: June 12, 2014 10:57 am
 "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be set in London.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” will be set in London.

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has revealed that the recently announced Star Wars spinoff will also be shot in the UK.

The government minister recently visited the set of J J Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” set in London, said the Hollywood Reporter.

“On set of Episode VII tonight, can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away,” Osborne tweeted.

The new film will begin shooting in 2015.

“Lucasfilm and Disney’s decision to shoot the Star Wars stand-alone movie in the UK is testament to the incredible talent in Britain,” he added.

In recent years, the UK has introduced an aggressive set of tax incentives to lure top Hollywood projects. The ‘Star Wars’ films are projected to be a major boon to the local economy and film sector.

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