Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Force for Change Message from Star Wars Set

JJ Abrams has posted a new video from the Abu Dhabi set where Star Wars is currently filming. In the video he announces a new charity called Force for Change and a chance to win a set visit and extra role in the movie.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII Principle Photography Started

Via Bad Robot's Twitter page, we have learned that principle photography has begun for Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams. They posted the image to the left with a tweet that simply said "#dayone". The movie will probably film for most of the summer but thanks to Star Trek, JJ Abrams has mastered how to maintain his secrets and keep sets closed so I am doubting that much info will leak about the movie or its plot.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rumored Title is Star Wars: Episode VII - The Ancient Fear?

Ain't It Cool News is reporting that they have two sources indicating that the humored title of the next Star Wars film is Star Wars: Episode VII - The Ancient Fear. Their source says the title "refers to Max Von Sydow's villain who makes Pazuzu look like a pussy!". For some reason AICN and the various sites reporting these nuggets failed to explain what Pazuzu is (can't help but wonder how few actually know the reference).

Any case I had no clue so some quick Google-fu later and the source is probably referring to the evil girl possessing spirit from the movie The Exorcist. Which in turn probably got its name from from Babylonian mythology where the spirit "was the king of the demons of the wind...represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought [and famine]." So basically we learned nothing from the analogy except AICN's source likes to drop movie trivia in useless ways. The title itself has not been officially confirmed.