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06/05/2013

Star Wars: Episode VII to be shot in Scotland

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(From The Sun) C3PO should buy a coat – Star Wars is heading to Scotland.

Scenes from Star Wars: Episode VII, the latest instalment of the sci-fi franchise and the first under director J.J. Abrams, will be shot in the Highlands and the Isle of Skye.

A source said: “Location bosses feel Scotland possesses stunning scenery perfect for movie backdrops. They will look great on the big screen and the rock formations will replicate the perception of mountainous planets. It will be the first time Star Wars has ever been shot north of the border.”

Scotland is becoming an increasingly attractive place for Hollywood blockbusters to be made.

James Bond movie Skyfall was shot in the Highlands last year and World War Z, starring BRAD PITT, was filmed in Glasgow in 2011.

Recent box office hits The Dark Knight Rises and Snow White And The Huntsman also included scenes shot in Scotland.

But the arrival of the hotly anticipated sci-fi blockbuster, due out in 2015, is real coup for the nation’s movie industry.

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