M-Net officially turns 30 years old today – celebrating three decades of bringing viewers across the African continent premium TV content

Reeva Steenkamp's best friend finally breaks her silence with beautiful tribute on Instagram

Star Wars spin-off to be filmed in England

2014-06-13 05:00
Star Wars

Los Angeles - The first Star Wars spin-off film will be made in England.

The movie - which will be helmed by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards - will be filmed at the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire next year, it's been confirmed.

The British Conservative Party Chancellor, George Osborne, made the announcement during a visit to the studio, where the long awaited Star Wars: Episode VII is currently in production.

Writing on Twitter, he said:

The project will be the first of "at least three" planned spin-offs, each of which will focus on an individual character from the popular franchise, and will be released on December 16, 2016.

It is so far unknown, however, whether the second of the planned spin-offs, which will be helmed by The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank, will also be filmed at Pinewood.

Original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, along with rising stars Lupita Nyong'o and Oscar Isaac, are currently working under the direction of J.J. Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII, which is scheduled for release in December 2015.

Read more on:    star wars episode vii  |  star wars  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Deadpool director Tim Miller reportedly quit the sequel after he and Ryan Reynolds disagreed over the casting of Cable. Read More »
Add your review

The South African HorrorFest film festival celebrates its 12th anniversary this year. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.