British SCI-FI fans will be delighted to know that another Star Wars film is set to be shot in London.
Recently, the U.K. has introduced an extensive set of tax incentives in order to entice top Hollywood projects to knock on their door. The Star Wars films are projected to be a major benefit to the local economy and film sector.
While on a set visit to J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” at London’s Pinewood Studios, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, revealed that the recently announced Star Wars spinoff will also be shot in the U.K.
The minister tweeted: “On set of Episode VII tonight, can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away.” He later clarified to the British press that the new film will begin shooting in 2015, also at Pinewood.
“Lucasfilm and Disney’s decision to shoot the Star Wars stand-alone movie in the U.K. is a testament to the incredible talent in Britain.
The further changes the government made to the film tax relief at Budget 2014 will support our highly skilled, innovative creative sectors so that they continue to thrive and encourage more films to be made in the U.K.” He added: “This will mean more jobs and more investment. It is great news for people working at Pinewood Studios, from the set designers to the carpenters.”
The force appears to be strong with Pinewood Studios.