According to Comic Book Movie on April 6, Disney chief Alan Horn declared that J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars 7" is currently underway. At this time, a location of the shooting is yet to be revealed. There were rumors going around about the filming occurring on location in Egypt. That would make sense because the environment is similar to that of the planet Tatooine.
"We're actually shooting some of it now" he said. "We're up against it. But also it's the screenplay, because it has to be… You know, this is 'Episode VII', so there's IV, V, VI, and this is VII, so it takes off where VI left off, and where VI left off is 35 years ago".
So Horn basically tells of the time period between films, which is something that most have known about already. It is not mentioned that Cairo, Egypt is a location though and most of the casting for the film is now in place. There is nothing official or confirmed at this time, but it seems that the approaching time is closing in. Horn gives an idea of how close they are to getting the cast all set for the film.
“We have a lot of them [in place], we’re just not completely done yet".
An interview conducted of Horn at Loyola Marymount University was bring probe for other answers to inquiring minds about the film, and Horn basically said what he told other people in Las Vegas in his Yoda impression, "Patience you must have!"
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is scheduled to be released on Dec. 18, 2015.