Lucasfilm: New 'Star Wars' Movie Will Be Shot in UK...

** FILE ** In this undated publicity photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, director George Lucas directs actor Anthony Daniels, who plays the robot C-3PO, in "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones," on location in the Tunisian desert. Lucasfilm said in a statement Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, that it's postponing the scheduled fall 3-D releases of �Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones� and �Episode III - Revenge of the Sith� to instead focus its efforts on �Star Wars: Episode VII.� (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, Lisa Tomasetti, file)
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LONDON (AP) -- The next "Star Wars" movie will be shot in a galaxy far, far away from Hollywood -- Britain.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says the company has reached a deal with British Treasury chief George Osborne to make "Star Wars: Episode VII" in the U.K.
She said Friday that the production company was "revisiting the origins of `Star Wars"' for the new movie. Parts of all six previous movies were made in Britain.
Osborne said the announcement was "great news for fans and our creative industries."
"Star Wars" maker Lucasfilm was bought last year for $4.05 billion by The Walt Disney Co., which has announced plans for a new trilogy of films.
The first new movie, directed by sci-fi wunderkind J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek"), is due for release in 2015.