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article imageStar Wars: 'Day one' filming starts

By Tim Sandle     May 17, 2014 in Entertainment
Not so long ago in a galaxy not so far away, "Star Wars: Episode VII" has begun filming on location in Abu Dhabi (designed to re-create the desert planet Tatooine).
The start of filming was announced on Twitter by the production company bad robot (founded by the movie's director JJ Abrams). The tweet also contained a picture; a dusting of sand on the picture appears to confirm initial scenes are being shot in Abu Dhabi.
The commencement of production confirms what actor Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) told the BBC earlier in the week. Little is known about Isaac's role in Star Wars: Episode VII, and the actor has said that he is under strict orders not to reveal details. Isaac currently stars in The Two Faces Of January, alongside Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.
The movie also features Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. As well as Ford (who will play Han Solo), Fisher (Princess Leia) and Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will also return as C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2 respectively. Joining them will be a host of new actors playing new characters.
The movie will be the first Star Wars title released by Disney, after creator George Lucas sold the rights to the franchise in 2012.
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