It is like a homecoming for the Star Wars films as the next part, the seventh in the series, is going to be shot in this country. Release of the film is scheduled for 2015 with production starting up this year. Previous iterations of the Star War film series had been shot partially in the UK. Some of the shooting had also taken place at the Pinewood, Elstree and Shepperton known for their rich cinematic traditions.
The president of Disney’s Lucas films, Kathleen Kennedy is naturally excited at their coming back to where the Star Wars had originated to take inspiration for their next film. He also appreciated the immense talent that is available in the country which he intends to make the best use of for the next Star Wars film.
Kennedy has been associated with such films like ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’, ‘Empire Of The Sun’ and the more recent ‘War Horse, it’s very exciting to be heading back.’ Disney had purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas in the October of 2012 at a price of $4.05bn (£2.7bn). At that time itself it had been announced that three new episodes of the Star War film would be released.
Emmy Award winner JJ Abrams would direct the seventh episode of Star Wars. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher who had lent their weight in previous Star Wars films will also be there in the seventh episode as well.
John Williams who created the musical score for the film that had become famous in its own right will also be back for the seventh episode. Writer for the seventh episode would be Michael Amdt of Toy Story 3 fame. The Star Wars franchise grossed $4.4 billion in the box office worldwide since its first inception in 1977.