Here at Popcorn Nights we spare no expense in bringing readers the latest news from the wide, wide world of cinema, but let’s be honest here: we’re hardly the kind of terrier-like investigative blog with a track record of digging out stories and leaving other sites trailing in our wake. Imagine our surprise, then, when we were contacted recently by a Star Wars ‘insider’ who offered to sell us some exclusive pictures taken on the set of Star Wars Episode VI, the new instalment in the long-running series that is currently being filmed in Tunisia, or England, or somewhere else. The set has been closely guarded and information about the plot has been kept under lock and key, but we’re sure readers will be excited about these glimpses into the distant planet of Tatooine.
I think the crew must have driven down this track at some point. Those are, apparently, marks left by an actual Abrams-inhabited jeep. This has been authenticated by an independent expert.
Is that some kind of building on the horizon? Top right, just above the bush. It looks like it could be.
I think it might be a sandcrawler. Or a moisture farm. Or something. Pretty sure there’s a grey speck there.
HOLY SHIT! I think it’s an escape pod.
If you look closely you’ll see that this particular photograph has just one source of light, which is of course from our old friend The Sun (the big ball of angry fire in the sky, not the tawdry British tabloid). Interestingly, the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe has twin suns, so this photo pretty much confirms the long-held belief that George Lucas was using special effects way back in the 1970s.
Harrison Ford Carrie Fisher relaxing on set.