[Movies] J.J. Abrams Building Post-Production Studio For Star Wars: Episode VII Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.11.2013
In Los Angeles...
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that J.J. Abrams has started to build a post-production facility for Star Wars: Episode VII in Los Angeles. This comes after he expressed disappointment at Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy's announcement in May that it would film in the UK. He said that the film would be an inconvenience to his wife and kids. In June, he said: "When you're 13 and 14, it's like, f--- that, I don't care what the movie is".
Abrams has shot all of his films in Los Angeles, and even covered some of the Star Trek Into Darkness costs to keep production there. He is converting a portion of Bad Robot HQ into production spaces for Star Wars. These include a green room, sound studios and new facilities in the three-story, 18,000-square-foot building in Santa Monica. The building already includes editing bays, prop workshops, a screening room that doubles as a set and Abrams' personal suite of offices.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be out in 2015 through Walt Disney Pictures.