New Star Wars movie to be shot in UK

2013-05-13 13:24
London - The next Star Wars movie will be shot in a galaxy far, far away from Hollywood - Britain.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says the company has reached a deal with British Treasury chief George Osborne to make Star Wars: Episode VII in the UK.

She said on Friday that the production company was "revisiting the origins of Star Wars" for the new movie. Parts of all six previous movies were made in Britain.

'Great news for fans'

Osborne said the announcement was "great news for fans and our creative industries".

Star Wars maker Lucasfilm was bought last year for $4.05bn by The Walt Disney Co, which has announced plans for a new trilogy of films.

The first new movie, directed by sci-fi wunderkind JJ Abrams (Star Trek), is due for release in 2015.