Official Info Filming Announcement -- May 2014

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by -polymath-, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. thecurseofchris Jedi Master

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    I'd much rather see Dantooine than Tatooine.
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  2. Palpatine2016 Jedi Grand Master

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    Instability and danger?
  3. Darth_Zidious Force Ghost

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    I've been assuming Disney will spend less on these movies than Lucas did (inflation adjusted). No?
  4. Gallandro Chosen One

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  5. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I keep getting all of these Ishtar flashbacks.
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  6. Mystery Roach Chosen One

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    Yeah THR said their sources told them that Tunisia is currently too dangerous for a large-scale production so they had to go elsewhere for Tatooine.
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  7. RobShanti Force Ghost

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    I thought I had read that somewhere.
  8. solo77 Force Ghost

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  9. Gallandro Chosen One

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    Suggest you read this:

    http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/religious-violence-in-tunisia-three-years-after-the-revolution

    Some recent bits of info:

    In October 2013, a few days after the start of the National Dialogue, a suicide bomber attacked a hotel resort in Sousse, while authorities barely averted another attempted suicide bombing on the mausoleum of Tunisia’s first President Habib Bourguiba.[14] The attack in Sousse marked the first suicide bombing in Tunisia since the Djerba attack in 2002. Most recently, on February 16, 2014, suspected Islamist militants killed two policemen in the Jendouba area of western Tunisia.[15] These incidents clearly indicate that religiously-motivated violence in Tunisia is not only on the rise, but that attacks are increasingly organized.

    Of course the locals are going to tell you everything is fine, they don't want to lose the business. No major film company is going to shoot there when there are other options available. UAE has some ridiculous kickbacks to companies that shoot there, in addition you have access to high tech facilities in Abu Dhabi.


    Yancy
  10. Serpico Jones Jedi Grand Master

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  11. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Yeah I know about that one. A one off, hundreds of miles from any SW locations. More people are killed in the UK everyday.

    BTW the guy was a pretty useless suicide bomber. Security wouldn't let him onto the resort so he blew himself up on the beach away from people, not the sharpest tool in the shed shall we say.

    I can understand there concerns if governments are warning against. From my own personal experience it wasn't a problem, but perhaps for a high profile American film crew it's not worth the risk. Such a shame, beautiful country and the real home of SW.
  12. Gallandro Chosen One

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    I understand your feelings... in many ways I feel the same. But Disney's insurance adjusters simply wont take that risk.


    Yancy
  13. SimitarLikeTusk Jedi Master

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    The real home of Star Wars is whatever's portrayed for the 2 hours on screen. Tatooine could be replicated anywhere. They literally just shot on an empty desert
  14. Luukeskywalker Chosen One

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    I am a bit confused. Didn't THR report just this week that they are building an extensive recreation of the Tatooine set in Morocco, which seemex to mesh with a report by Hitflix or one of those sites that filming was starting in Morocco on May 14. Now THR is reprting that filming is going to happen in UAE fot Taooine in mid May. Which is it?

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  15. Momotaros Force Ghost

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    Yes they did say that. THR been all over the place lately on VII news. Got the old link here.. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/star-wars-episode-vii-filmmakers-694620
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  16. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Having made the pilgrimage to Tunisia to visit the original sets & locations I don't feel like that. I would recommend it if you ever get the opportunity, it will blow you away.
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  17. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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  18. TigerCraneFist Chosen One

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    Or that they're hungry? :p
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  19. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    What are the odds, that someone on these boards, phones that number?
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  20. Darth_Zidious Force Ghost

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    That's their recreation of the Millennium Falcon. Han's made more modifications.
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  21. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Well... we finally know what Tosche Station looks like. I never would have considered it was mobile.
  22. Mange Force Ghost

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    The link doesn't seem to be working... What did the picture show?
  23. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    this:
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  24. Redfivee Jedi Grand Master

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    I think Luke will be living in isolation on Tatooine at the beginning of EP7 {maybe with the droids}.Then we will find out he tried to rebuild the jedi order but failed so that's why he went into isolation.But of coarse the new threat to the galaxy will bring him out of isolation and the new trio of leads will be who he trains.
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  25. Mange Force Ghost

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    Thanks Darth Punk! :)