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'Star Wars' Prosecuted By Health And Safety Over Harrison Ford Leg Break


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The company responsible for producing Star Wars: The Force Awakens is to be prosecuted on four counts of breaching health and safety laws in the workplace later this year, after the movie’s star Harrison Ford broke his leg on set.

Back in June 2014, Ford suffered the leg break and other injuries when he was crushed by a hydraulic metal door that fell over on the set of the Millennium Falcon, and was airlifted to hospital for surgery.

Now, Foodles Production (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of Disney, has been informed by the Health and Safety Executive that it will face four charges relating to the accident, and will have to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 12th 2016.

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Colin Trevorrow Wants To Shoot Star Wars In Space


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The Jurassic World moviemaker has signed up to take charge of the ninth film in the franchise, Episode IX, which is due for release in 2019, and he is plotting an ambitious scheme to shoot real space sequences for the blockbuster.

Colin reveals he has submitted the request to officials in charge of the International Space Station, but he has yet to receive a response.

"I asked the question, 'Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for Star Wars?' I haven't gotten an answer yet but they've shot IMAX in space," he declared during a panel event at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

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Star Wars Tipped For Oscar After Visual Effects Society Win


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Star Wars: The Force Awakens, starring John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, led the nominations with seven, and it converted four nods into wins including the night's top prize, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature.

The winner of the organisation's most coveted trophy often goes on to claim the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, with nine of the previous 13 winners enjoying Oscars glory.

The sci-fi adventure saw off competition from its closest rival, Leonardo DiCaprio's survival drama The Revenant, which took three prizes at the Visual Effects Society Awards. The two films will face off again at the Oscars later this month (Feb16), along with Ex MAChina, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Martian.

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Colin Trevorrow Hints 'Star Wars Episode 9' Could Be Shot In Space


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Blockbuster director Colin Trevorrow has suggested that filming for the ninth Star Wars movie might actually take place in space.

The young director, who scored a massive box office success with Jurassic World in 2015, recently signed up to direct the final instalment of the Star Wars saga, and revealed while attending a panel at the Sundance Film Festival that he has already submitted a request to the International Space Station to take a camera there to shoot some scenes.

Colin Trevorrow'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow was recently confirmed to head up 'Star Wars: Episode 9'

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Gwendoline Christie Confirms She Will Be In The Next 'Star Wars' Film


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Gwendoline Christie has confirmed she will be back for Star Wars: Episode VIII, as the commander of the First Order's stormtroopers, Captain Phasma. Phasma is only the second ever female villain to feature in the Star Wars franchise and no-one was more excited than Christie herself to see the character make her screen debut.

Gwendoline ChristieGwendoline Christie will be back as Captain Phasma.

Speaking at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Christie told People, “I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually.” Originally the character of Phasma was conceived as a male, but director JJ Abrams changed his mind after complaints over the film’s lack of female roles.

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Star Wars Boosts British Box Office To Record Numbers


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The seventh film in the sci-fi franchise was only released in December (15), but its huge success pushed box office receipts in the U.K. to a record high of £1.24 billion, an increase of 17 per cent on 2014, according to figures released by the British Film Institute (BFI).

The Force Awakens, starring John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, has brought in more than $171 million (£114 million) in the U.K. alone to become the most successful film of all time in the country.

Britain's big year at cinemas was also boosted by the release of another huge box office hit, James Bond movie Spectre, which was the second-best performing film in the U.K. in 2015, followed by dinosaur adventure Jurassic World in third place.

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Stars Wars Movie At Risk As Crew Threatens To Strike


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The next installment in the sci-fi franchise, Star Wars: Episode VIII, starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Adam Driver, is the follow-up to the hugely successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which became a blockbuster hit across the world following its release in December (15).

Filming on the new movie kicked off in Britain earlier this month (Jan16), but the shoot is under threat amid a row between a film trade organisation and a union representing lighting technicians.

Officials at The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) are threatening to call strikes over pay increases, and talks between them and film industry body Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (P.A.C.T.) recently broke down.

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Disney Pushes Back 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Release Date To December 2017


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Disney has announced that it will be pushing back the release of Episode VIII of Star Wars to December 2017, seven months later than the original intended release date.

Though the company did not cite a specific reason for the delayed release date, the Hollywood Reporter says that Disney insiders have decided to make the change because of the bumper box office figures recently enjoyed by The Force Awakens over the festive period.

John BoyegaJohn Boyega in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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Mark Hamill Launches Fight Against Fake 'Star Wars' Memorabilia


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Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill is joining forces with a California lawyer to fight against those who market fake memorabilia to fans. The actor had recently become alarmed at the number of items falsely bearing his signature, after being asked to verify their authenticity by fans.

Mark HamillMark Hamill is leading the fight against fake memorabilia.

As fans prepared for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, Hamill said he noticed a rise in the number of fans asking him to verify his signature on movie posters and other memorabilia and most of the time, the signatures were fake.

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Talented Fans Rival Disney With 'Star Wars' Tribute Film 'Rebel Scum' - Video


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When a set of very talented brothers decided that a year was just too long to wait for the next instalment of the 'Star Wars' franchise, they decided to start work on their very own short film depicting a rebel pilot stranded on Hoth. As it turns out, it was both a brilliant way to pass some of the time, and an exceptionally professional result. Walt Disney Studios, eat your heart out.

Star WarsStar Wars: The Force Awakens was the biggest fan event of 2015

Blood Brother Cinema Co. is a small-time filmmaking team made up of three brothers: Timothy, Paul and Daniel Nguyen - aka The Nguyen Brothers - who play the parts of director/editor/cinematographer, screenwriter/producer and production designer respectively. Their 'Star Wars' fan film, entitled 'Rebel Scum', is not their first movie but it's certainly going down as one of their best.

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Two "Star Wars" Fans Get Married In The Forecourt Of The TCL Chinese Theatre

Andrew Porters , Caroline Ritter - Two "Star Wars" Fans Get Married In The Forecourt Of The TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 18th December 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European Premiere

BB-8 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European Premiere at Leicester Square, London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Spanish Premiere Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Spanish premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Star Wars: El Despertar de la Fuerza') at Callao cinema - Madrid, Spain - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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The European Premiere Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Lupita Nyong’o - The European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Odeon and Vue, Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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 Warwick Davis , guests - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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