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Star Wars: Episode VIII

STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII
RELEASE DATE:
December 15, 2017
DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson
WRITER: Rian Johnson
BASED ON CHARACTERS CREATED BY: George Lucas
PRODUCERS: Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy,  SImon Kinberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, Tom Karnowski
CONFIRMED CAST: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Benicio del Toro, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Steve Yedlin
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Lucasfilm, Kasdan Pictures, Genre Pictures
DISTRIBUTOR: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
PRODUCTION START: September 2015

 

Episode VIII began production in September 2015 on Skellig Michael, Ireland, one of the locations from Episode VII. In January 2016, Disney announced the original release date of May 26, 2017 was pushed back seven months to December 15, 2017.

 

Casting for Episode VIII began in September 2015, with the following part:

  • Female-Any ethnicity, who can play between 20-35 years of age that can work in London, England starting March 5, 2016 LEAD ROLE

J.J. Abrams told Wired in November 2015: “The script for 8 is written. I’m sure rewrites are going to be endless, like they always are. But what [Lawrence Kasdan] and I did was set up certain key relationships, certain key questions, conflicts. And we knew where certain things were going. 

“We had meetings with Rian (Johnson) and Ram Bergman, the producer of 8. They were watching dailies when we were shooting our movie. We wanted them to be part of the process, to make the transition to their film as seamless as possible. I showed Rian an early cut of the movie, because I knew he was doing his rewrite and prepping. And as executive producer of 8, I need that movie to be really good. Withholding serves no one and certainly not the fans. So we’ve been as transparent as possible.”