It is one of the most anticipated films from one of the most famous film franchises.
A Star Wars film can still have rumors attached to the project. LucasFilm has recently denied rumors that director JJ Abrams is contemplating stepping down from the director’s chair for Star Wars: Episode VII.
Abrams is reportedly unhappy with the idea of moving his family to the UK and wanted to film the movie closer to home. This idea was rejected and filming will still take place at Pinewood Studios.
According to Badass Digest, Abrams has been threatening to quit for months as a result. Abrams has been unhappy with the choice of filming location, and in recent interviews said the prospect of making a film so far from home was making him “insane.”
The Star Trek director said “When I came into [Episode VII] there was already a pre-arranged thing for them to be shooting in England which, really does make me insane,” he said. “I’ve never shot a movie outside the US or out of LA… We are, most likely, if all goes ahead, going to be moving to London at the end of the year.”
It does sound that JJ Abrams does not sound overly happy about a possible move to the UK.
Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to be in cinemas in 2015, and is expected that original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will return for the project.