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Stars Wars goes back to Britain

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 01:08

May 13 - Details for the newest Star Wars film start to emerge. Alicia Powell reports.

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Star Wars returns to its British roots. Disney's Lucasfilm has confirmed the new movie will be made in England, which thrilled British Chancellor George Osborne. SOUNDBITE: George Osborne, British Chancellor, saying (English): "I got personally involved in trying to persuade the Lucasfilms to bring Star Wars to the UK so I am absolutely delighted so, you know, it looks like the force is strong with this one." "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be made by director J.J. Abrams, who is fresh from directing the latest Star Trek movie. SOUNDBITE: J.J. Abrams, director, saying (English): "I feel very lucky to be involved in these things that are much bigger than any of us, that have pre-existed my involvement for decades so I feel like a very lucky tenant in an existing house... or two houses that I go back and forth between." As news broke by coincidence, a Star Wars convention was taking place in a eastern English city, with several delegates parading through the streets in full costume. The "Star Wars" franchise has grossed more than $4.4 billion at the worldwide box office since 1977. "Star Wars: Episode VII' is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Stars Wars goes back to Britain

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 01:08

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