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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Production to Begin in London in Early 2014

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Pip pip cheerio, you dodgy codswallop ...

That's just a sample of the kinda chippy lingo American-as-pie director J.J. Abrams probably needs to familiarize himself with sooner than later because he'll be heading across the pond to work on "Star Wars: Episode VII" before the year is through. Even if he's none-too-thrilled about the transition.

Per Variety, Abrams discussed his plans to cozy in on-location in London, England within six months at Saturday's Produced By Conference and expressed some major intra-familial dismay over being uprooted for the pic.

"We are, most likely, if all goes as planned, going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the 'Star Wars' movie," he said (and by "we," he meant himself, his wife Katie McGrath and his three children, aged 14, 13 and 7). Evidently, both he and the younger Abramses aren't exactly chomping at the bit to relocate to The Square Mile after so much time spent on the Hollywood home front (Abrams'd even pulled a little dough outta pocket to ensure a Los Angeles shoot for "Star Trek Into Darkness").

Abrams told Saturday's audience that the decision to film his latest space adventure overseas "really does make [him] insane," and as for the kiddies, well, "when you're 13 and 14, it's like, f*** that, I don't care what the movie is."

So, delivering the news must've gone a little something like this, then ...

What a friendly way to say cheers to the locals before plopping on down into town, yeah? So much for proper Englishman-style pretenses and such.

As for any substantial "Star Wars" chatter, Abrams kept those deets pretty mum but did acknowledge, "It is so massive and so important to people. I think the key to moving forward on something like this is honoring but not revering what came before." Ya don't say!

Meanwhile, his personal filmmaker mantra, he explained, is to "find a community" and "find people you can trust" ... which might be hard to do if he keeps acting like the whole lot is bollocks before he even gets there, right?

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