Official word coming today is that principle photography on Star Wars: Episode VII will be completed in 3 weeks! As Jason mentioned in his earlier post, Industrial Light & Magic has opened a studio in the heart of London. In an article at The Guardian about the new studio, Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm was quoted as saying that J.J. Abrams and crew are within 3 weeks of finishing filming on Episode VII.
When speaking of the decision to open an ILM studio in London Kennedy said:
Quite remarkable standing here within three weeks of finishing filming on Star Wars: Episod VII. This studio continues a long tradition of Stars Wars films being made in London, it goes back to 1976. I think Star Wars aspires to technical excellence and that’s what brings ILM to London today as this explosion of creativity inside the UK has been quite remarkable.
So, within 3 weeks the next Star Wars movie will have finished principle photography! I can’t believe how quick this has flown by, this is so exciting I can hardly contain myself!
Thanks to Twitter user @NigeYC for the heads up.