Saturday, 12 September 2015

STAR WARS EPISODE VIII starts filming this week

Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII is due to start on Monday. Director Rian Johnson and a crew will film for most of this week on the small island of Skellig Michael, off the south-western coast of Ireland.

The same island was used for filming of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, suggesting that the same location is being revisited.

It looks like this will be some early shooting down for scheduling reasons, with the bulk of filming not expected to start in earnest until after Christmas. Still, Episode VIII is now officially in production, alongside Rogue One which started filming a few weeks ago. The Force Awakens is in the final stages of post-production ahead of its December premiere.

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