Director J.J. Abrams is a family just like myself and over the last few months I had heard that he was not happy about moving to London to film "Star Wars: Episode VII." I don't blame him because it's an inconvenience to the wife and kids. But it seems he will be able to work close to home after all.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abrams is reportedly converting a portion of his Bad Robot headquarters into production spaces built specifically for "Star Wars: Episode VII".
A green room, sound studios and other new facilities will be developed within the three-story, 18,000-square-foot Santa Monica building.
This would also already include the editing bays, a workshop for making props, a screening room that can double as a set and personal office suites currently in place.
Filming is slated to begin mid-January at London's Pinewood Studios.
Also I've been told that the Millennium Falcon has been built...Here is what my source just told me after reading what the trade had to say.
All of post-production and re-shoots are to work around Abrams and Actors schedules. 90% of shooting in London. Also they are building the Millennium Falcon on at Pinewood. Interior is done.
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is set to be released in 2015.