LucasFilm have announced that Star Wars Episode VII will film in the UK.
President of LucasFilm Kathleen Kennedy announced the news on the Star Wars website.
“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 utilizing the incredible talent there can be a part of that. Speaking from my own longstanding connection to the UK with films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire of the Sun and recently War Horse, it’s very exciting to be heading back.”
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne added;
“I am delighted that Star Wars is coming back to Britain. Today’s announcement that the next Star Wars film will be shot and produced in the UK is great news for fans and our creative industries.”
Star Wars Episode VII is due for release in 2015.
Source: Star Wars