'Star Wars: Episode VII' Filmmakers Re-Creating Tatooine in the Desert

7:04 AM PST 04/09/2014 by Merle Ginsberg & Gary Baum
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Sources tell THR that J.J. Abrams and Disney are planning an extensive re-creation of the desolate home of Luke and Anakin Skywalker in a Morocco-like environment.

This story first appeared in the April 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Paparazzi, prepare to storm the desert! A source says Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and Disney are planning to build out an extensive re-creation of Tatooine, the desolate home planet of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, in a Morocco-like environment (the original was built in Tunisia).

Disney could not be reached for comment.

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