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'Star Wars: Episode VII' principal photography ready to roll in May

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Yesterday, on March 17, Disney and Lucasfilm announced on the Star Wars website that principal photography on "Star Wars: Episode VII" will commence in May 2014. The movie will be directed by J.J. Abrams who has had great success in the reboot of the Star Trek movie franchise. The movie will be filmed at London's historic Pinewood Studios. "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be set around 30 years after the final scene of "Star Wars: Episode VI," otherwise known to fans as "Return Of The Jedi," and will apparently star a trio of new young leads and promises the return of some very familiar faces. No additional information on casting or plot were made available. "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be released to theaters on December 18, 2015.

Principal photography began on March 22, 1976 in Tozeur, Tunisia, for "Star Wars." George Lucas brought a crew of 130 into the desert in 42 trucks and cars, including eight army trucks full of equipment. Lucas had captured the first shot by 9:35 a.m. and with that he ushered in a new era in science fiction films.

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