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Star Wars Episode VII Details Revealed by Director JJ Abrams

Monday, 10 Jun 2013 07:19 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Star Wars Episode VII Director J.J. Abrams discussed a few more details about the much-anticipated film during a recent conference for film producers in Los Angeles on Saturday.

According to Abrams, a co-creator of the TV show "Lost" and director of two recent "Star Trek" films, Star Wars VII will keep with tradition and be produced in London, England, as has been the case with the six prior episodes.

"We are, most likely, if all goes as planned, going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the 'Star Wars' movie," Abrams said referring to he and his family. "It is so massive and so important to people. I think the key to moving forward on something like this is honoring but not revering what came before."

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The director acknowledged that he was not looking forward to the move considering he'll have to uproot and relocate his family from Los Angeles to London during the filming, adding that it "really does make me insane."

Abrams has shot exclusively in Los Angeles as a director, even personally funding part of "Star Trek: Into Darkness" so he could work out of Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

When asked about the script, which will be written by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" writer Michael Arndt, Abrams refused to discuss any details, THR reported.
Star Wars creator George Lucas will be serving as a creative consultant on Episode VII, which is set to be released in 2015.

Star Wars Episode VII will also see original trilogy cast members Mark Hammill aka "Luke Skywalker," Carrie Fisher aka "Princess Leia," Harrison Ford aka "Han Solo," and Billy Dee Williams aka "Lando Calrissian," reemerge in the film, though it is not clear what roles they will play.

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Despite being known for having directed both recent "Star Trek" films, the 46-year-old Abrams has previously acknowledged that as a kid growing up in the 1970s, he was much more attracted to the "Star Wars" films when it came to science fiction appeal.

"As a kid, 'Star Wars' was much more my thing than 'Star Trek' was," Abrams told the Los Angeles Times in 2009.

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