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Rumor Shooting to start in August under the code name Foodles?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Chewgumma, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. LANDO_ROCKS

    LANDO_ROCKS Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    They could re-build the Millenium Falcon and then use it in both the ST and spin-offs!
     
  2. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    So would they need to do that in London? ShaneP
     
  3. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

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    Not true, the site debunked it:

    Lucasfilm is not set up as "Foodles". They are LFL Productions. They aren't hiding anything.
     
  4. TheTwinSuns

    TheTwinSuns Jedi Knight star 3

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    Look at this:

    http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=12860
     
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  5. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    That would be brilliant if true. Hopefully, our lack of knowing is merely due to JJ's usual curtaining of spoilery material.
     
  6. Granger

    Granger Jedi Knight star 2

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    They have not debunked this. It looks very legit. Not sure whether the August date is going to turn out to be correct for shooting but it could be that they want six months to build sets and shoot second unit type stuff as others have suggested. This Foodles thing is a normal part of making movies. They use these legal entities to negotiate contracts for all sorts of things they will need in the production while hopefully avoiding being gouged. Lucasfilm has done it many times before as the original article notes. Foodles may not be the only one they use.
     
  7. Jedirush2112

    Jedirush2112 Jedi Master star 4

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    The truth is no-one here knows anything. Has anyone ever thought that we all are looking for answers that have already come to pass? Yes I'm saying that maybe the announcement of Disney purchasing Lucas Film, releasing the plans for Star Wars Episode VII have all came after the fact. For all we know Disney has already finished the script, chosen the actors, shot the entire movie and are currently in post production under some entirely different name. Doesn't it seem awkward to anyone that they only have less than 2 and a half years to complete the aforementioned when every other film took 3 years to complete? And they haven't even chosen the actor? Come on! This movie might be nearly done and they have us chasing shadows.

    I say George Lucas and Disney ironed out this entire package back in 2010. Disney then ran with it under an assumed and incredibly different name. Shot the entire thing knowing that they would begin to reap the rewards after they were granted the rights in 2012 per the agreement. What better way to keep things under wraps than to have the entire thing already complete when you state you are about to commence.

    Or maybe I'm just crazy!
    8-}
     
  8. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    No one here knows anything yet. Once they start filming there will be too many people getting involved to keep everything under wraps
     
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  9. TheTwinSuns

    TheTwinSuns Jedi Knight star 3

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    Not saying it's true, but Lucasfilm hasn't denied it... yet.
     
  10. ShaneP

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    No, plates can be for planetary backgrounds for example. Third unit would be akin to sending famed director/cinematographer Ron Fricke to film lava like they did for Revenge of the Sith. He just shot lava for days. But that live action lava was then used by ILM as the basis for their lava on Mustafar.
    Those can be shot anywhere the story requires. So they can shoot third unit around the world for backgrounds to then enhance with fx. Much of this depends on if they have a lock for the locations though. That way the fx team can start compiling elements to start building shots.
     
  11. Diggs

    Diggs Jedi Master star 4

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  12. FRAGWAGON

    FRAGWAGON Jedi Master star 4

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    Sculpting maquettes begins August 10th according to my sources.

    "Ernest Borgnine"
     
  13. Zuckuss the Ruckuss

    Zuckuss the Ruckuss Jedi Master star 4

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    I would guess your looking at late January or early February for principal photography. Shooting will probably be about three months with possible pickups shots over next summer.
     
  14. StoneRiver

    StoneRiver Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well looking at all the posts here, the only thing that is inherently clear is that we, the SW masses, are completely in the dark about what is going on and when it started or will start :D
     
  15. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    Another rubbish rumour....getting tired of it...............
     
  16. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Interesting. I agree with ShaneP that they could be doing location shoots, and pre-production stuff to work with the animatics - it's been a looooooooong time, but I thought Hayden and Ewan were at the studio, working on their choreography, far before the principal photography started.

    When does pre-production "officially" start? Does it stop them from doing some filming beforehand?
     
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  17. Diggs

    Diggs Jedi Master star 4

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    That's true about the duel.

    There are other projects at Pinewood at the moment that have been in pre-production for months and still haven't started shooting yet but various departments are working away to get everything ready.
     
  18. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You better get used to it!

    Just wait...

    Things will get a whole lot more interesting from here on out. You haven't seen nothing yet! :p
     
  19. ShaneP

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    Pre-production usually starts when a production has a locked shooting script but that can vary. And it did vary with the PT as Lucas drove McCallum insane by not finishing the shooting script until weeks before official production started.

    As you know a SW film can have development and unofficial preproduction going on years in advance. Episode One's started way back in '95! But when they start building sets and bringing the actors in to rehearse, etc is typically when official preproduction starts at a studio locale. Episode One's official pre-production started about 6 months before shooting began.
     
  20. ShaneP

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    Wait, didn't you hear? It's all CG now! All CG, 24/7. So, they no longer need maquettes. They just wave their arms about and they throw it into a computer an push a button....bam!... out pops a CG monster.
     
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  21. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, so far the only legitimate info we have is that the new films will be narrated by Sir Alec Guinness and that Jet Li is playing Boba Fett. It's not a lot, but it's something, at least...
     
  22. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    Rule that one out, Pirates 5 comes out on July 10th. Celebration 2015 being in April 2015 prior to Episode VII much as the first few celebrations during the PT came out a month before their respective releases, pretty much confirms a May 2015 release date.
     
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  23. jedinightwing

    jedinightwing Jedi Master star 4

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    If anything is going on production wise, it's probably for sets that will be reoccurring possibly throughout all 3 films so they can get as much detail and rigging done as they can. Filming probably wont be underway until around February next year.
     
  24. EviL_eLF

    EviL_eLF Force Ghost star 5

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    Not nearly enough time for the training needed for the cast.
     
  25. QsAssistant

    QsAssistant Jedi Master star 2

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    Unfortunately for us it's not a code name... Star Wars Episode VII: Foodles.
     
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