‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Resumes Production after Harrison Ford Mishap
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), “Star Wars: Episode VII” finally return back to their production schedule after two weeks of hiatus. Read on to learn more about the “Star Wars” movie update.
THR reported that the film stopped the production after actor Harrison Ford’s fracture incident during filming. The production has stopped going on a hiatus to accommodate Ford’s recovery from a broken leg sustained on set on June 12.
Ford’s son, Ben, released the details of his father’s injury, saying that his ankle will likely need a plate and screws and that filming could be slightly modified as the crew needs to shoot Ford from the waist up until he is fully recovered.
Ford recently appeared during “The Expendables 3″ premiere. He seems to be back in good health to resume filming. Unfortunately, there are no sources could not confirm if he will return in London anytime soon.
The upcoming “Star Wars” film is directed, written and produced by J. J. Abrams and co-produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Bryan Burk, co-written by Lawrence Kasdan from a story by George Lucas.
The film is set approximately 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi.” the plot revolves around a trio of new young leads, along with the characters from the previous installments.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will reprise their roles from the classic trilogy as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo respectively.
The ensemble will also feature the new casts including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Chong and Lupita Nyong’o.
Walt Disney, Lucasfilms and Bad Robot recently started the Charity Fundraiser Campaign, “Star Wars: Force for Change” which has successfully raised a large amount of $4.26 million, which ended in July 25. It was held in support for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The fund will be used to set up to 8 Innovation Labs dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems and will be able to support children and families in need all around the globe.
Participants who donated had a chance to win a visit to the set of “Episode VII” in London, and appear in a scene in the movie, with Denver, Colorado’s D.C. Barns winning the grand prize.
The Fundraiser also made Abrams reveal first looks at new vehicles and creatures appearing in “Episode VII” and a promotional video from Comedy Central Show Hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
“Star Wars Episode VII” is on course for a December 2015 release date. For more updates about the seventh “Star Wars” franchise, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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