Hollywood warms up to UK with Star Wars spinoff

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2014 20:36 IST

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has revealed that the recently announced Star Wars spinoff will also be shot in the UK.


The minister recently visited the set of JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII set in London, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

"On set of Episode VII tonight, can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away," Osborne tweeted.

The new film will begin shooting in 2015.

Read: Robert Pattinson to star in Star Wars 7?

"Lucasfilm and Disney's decision to shoot the Star Wars stand-alone movie in the UK is testament to the incredible talent in Britain," he added.

In recent years, the UK has introduced an aggressive set of tax incentives to lure top Hollywood projects. The Star Wars films are projected to be a major boon to the local economy and film sector.

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