[Movies] Star Wars: Episode VII Production Lining Up Film Shoot in Abu Dhabi
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.10.2014
Is it a new location for Tatooine?
THR reports that the Star Wars: Episode VII production is looking an upcoming shoot for four weeks in Abu Dhabi. It's unknown if this would replace plans to film in Morocco or if both locations will be utilized to double for Tatooine, the desert planet that has appeared in many of the films.
The shoot is reportedly set for four weeks starting in May. Previously, scenes for Tatooine were shot in Tunisia. However, sources are saying that the political climate in the North African Country is currently too dangerous for a big Hollywood production.
The sequel is currently due out for a December 18, 2016 release. The film is being directed by J.J. Abrams and was written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.