Star Wars is headed back to the United Kingdom.
Screen Daily reports that Star Wars: Episode VII, the first installment in a planned trilogy of new Star Wars films, will shoot at the legendary Pinewood Studios. The studio declined comment on the matter, but Screen Daily cites “industry sources” as confirmation that production is moving into the U.K. studio in anticipation of an early 2014 shoot. The news keeps in line with Lucasfilm’s previous announcement that Episode VII will be filmed in the United Kingdom; indeed, all six of the previous Star Wars movies have included U.K. production.
J.J. Abrams is the man behind the lens on the new Star Wars film, directing from a script written by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt. Casting is currently under way, and character breakdowns were released earlier this week.