By Staff writer
Hundreds of local and international cast and crew worked on the production in the UAE earlier this year
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' movie has been released, showcasing desert scenes which were filmed in Abu Dhabi earlier this year.
The film, directed by JJ Abrams, is the seventh film in the blockbuster franchise and is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi movie. It is due to hit US cinemas on December 18, 2015.
“That Star Wars trailer gave me the tingles,” director Edgar Wright said on Twitter.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn added: “Because everyone keeps asking me my opinion, I LOVED the Star Wars trailer. It infused me with a giddy-little-kidness.”
The film will star original cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford and part of it was shot in Abu Dhabi earlier this year, with hundreds of local and international cast and crew working on the production.
“We are delighted that Abu Dhabi has attracted another major international production and are thrilled to have welcomed the Star Wars team. Having Star Wars: Episode VII film in the Emirate shows Abu Dhabi is emerging as the region’s leading media and entertainment hub,” said Noura Al Kaabi, CEO at twofour54, Abu Dhabi's movie production arm.