SCOTLAND’S stunning scenery is set to feature in a new Star Wars film, according to reports. Filming of a new billion-pound blockbuster, which will be the first in a new trilogy, is due to start next June and will take place in Argyll and areas in the north of Scotland. Rest and Be Thankful, the famous pass between Loch Long and Loch Awe, is one location filmmakers are keen to use. Rian Johnson is the writer-director of the picture, currently untitled, which will break away from the timeline of the previous nine Star Wars films. A source told the Sunday Mail: “As is now customary with any Star Wars production, the movie is shrouded in secrecy, but they want to shoot scenes around the Rest and Be Thankful. Further filming has been pencilled in for elsewhere in the country.” The Last Jedi, also directed by Johnson, has made in £800 million at the box office since its release two weeks ago. Bringing filming to Scotland is the latest boost for the country’s film industry. The £400m Avengers movie Infinity Wars was filmed in Edinburgh earlier this year and is due for release on April 27. Big-budget Netflix movie Outlaw King, starring Star Trek… Read full this story
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