'Star Wars: Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing (Video)
Star Wars fans from 119 countries have already donated to UNICEF Innovation Labs in the hopes of winning a cameo in the upcoming Episode VII, and now director J.J. Abrams is turning things up a notch with a video that reveals the iconic X-Wing Starfighter.
As the "Star Wars: Force for Change" contest enters its final week, Abrams is also offering fans a chance to see the highly anticipated Episode VII early, by winning an advance private screening of the movie. By contributing at any level, participants are now eligible for all prizes.
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The charity campaign, which is organized through the Omaze fundraising platform, will fly one winner and a guest to the Star Wars: Episode VII set in London to meet the cast and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. The winner will then be transformed into a Star Wars character and appear in the movie.
Donors to "Force for Change" also receive other prizes, depending on the amount they pledge. The campaign raised more than $1 million within the first 24 hours of its launch, an Omaze record, and Disney has committed $1 million to the campaign.
The "Force for Change" initiative raises funds and awareness for UNICEF Innovation Labs and programs that benefit the world's most vulnerable children.
Fans can enter here for a chance to win a role in Star Wars and get an advance screening of the movie through 11:59 p.m. on Friday.
In the video below, watch Abrams in front of an X-Wing Starfighter announce the chance to win a private screening.
by Brian Davids