There’s never been a better excuse for a spontaneous holiday to the United Arab Emirates, with filming for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII scheduled to start Tuesday.
Abu Dhabi will be doubling as our favourite planet, Tatooine. Some of the stars have already arrived, and shooting is to continue until the end of the month.
The National reports the sets are close to completion, with a “whole world” having been built on a salt lake at one of the locations. There’s also talk of a “shuttle-like” spacecraft, a large tower, a “big, centuries-old-looking market”, something dubbed “the alien house”, AND a dozen or so jet-engine powered buggies….!
Oh, let’s not forget the two trucks full of explosives which are said to have been brought to site under high security, and the purpose built blast crater.
Seems like Tatooine could be seeing some serious action!
We’ll keep you updated as shooting progresses.