Originally posted on Variety:
Production on “Star Wars Episode VII” appears likely to start early next year in London, producer-director J.J. Abrams has disclosed.
Abrams revealed at Saturday’s Produced By Conference that he’s moving his family of five to London within six months.
“We are, most likely, if all goes as planned, going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the ‘Star Wars’ movie,” Abrams said Saturday at the Produced By Conference.
Abrams signed on to direct in February and Abrams’ producing partner Byran Burk had disclosed last month that the picture was shooting in England. Disney plans to release the film in 2015.
Abrams’ comments were part of a 75-minute discussion between Abrams and “Django Unchained” producer Reginald Hudlin at the Producers Guild of America conference on the Fox lot.
Abrams spoke in only general terms about how he’ll approach the latest “Star Wars” and would not comment…
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