Star Wars: Episode VII has now finally begun principal photography, and director JJ Abrams is now underway with what will likely be the biggest film of 2015, maybe even the decade.
While very little is known about the new film, fans are so excited that Abrams is in charge. and I have full confidence that he will pit to rest the disaster that was the awful prequels, and give Star Wars fans what they deserve. Naturally the film will take place years after the events in Return of the Jedi, and Abrams is keen to give fans a Star Wars film to cherish.
Just as production got underway, Abrams wrote a brief but powerful letter to his cast and crew to rally them all together to make a great film, and the letter has now made its way on-line. You can check it out below, but here is what it says:
Dearest Cast and Crew, What an honor it is to work beside all of you, on Star Wars Ep VII. I can’t thank you enough, for all work past and future. Let’s take good care of not just ourselves, but of each other. Amazing, but true: the world awaits this film. Let’s give ‘em something GREAT. xo JJ
Original stars of the saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are joined by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow for the new movie.
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
Abrams, whose previous films include Star Trek and Super 8, recently said: “Everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”