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Star Wars: Episode VII begins shooting in Abu Dhabi

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Star Wars: Episode VII has officially begun shooting, production company Bad Robot has announced on Twitter.

Star Wars: Episode VII has officially begun shooting

Star Wars: Episode VII has officially begun shooting (photo Bad Robot/Twitter)

Bad Robot, founded by the movie’s director JJ Abrams, tweeted a picture of a branded clapper board with the hashtag “#dayone”.

A dusting of sand on the picture appears to confirm initial scenes are being shot in Abu Dhabi.

Little is known about Isaac’s role in Star Wars: Episode VII, and the actor admitted he was under strict orders not to reveal details.

The film will be the first Star Wars title released by Disney, after creator George Lucas sold the rights to the franchise in 2012.

Star Wars: Episode VII will also see the return of the three principal characters from the original trilogy – Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

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