Posted on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Former James Bond star Roger Moore recently visited the set of JJ Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII. During a BBC radio broadcast, the actor briefly talked about seeing an ice planet set built on one of the Pinewood sound stages. Read the full transcript with Moor talking about his visit to the Star Wars Episode 7 ice planet set, after the jump.
The following transcript comes from SW7N, from BBC radio (starting around 1:48:50 and ending around 1:50:00):
Roger Moore: …Anyway, the day before last, I know we stopped by the office, and I went up to see – on a very closed, secret set – my friend J. J. Abrams, who is directing Star Wars.
BBC: Ooh, wow!
Moore: …With Harrison Ford.
BBC: So, what were they filming that day? Can you tell me?
Moore: Well, yes! They were filming something with a lot of mountains and snow.
BBC: Okay, hmm.
Moore: But I’m assigned to secrecy.
BBC: Did you really have to sign a thing?
Moore: Oh, erm… No.
BBC: It wouldn’t surprise me! They are crazy, those people, so…
Moore: But they have to be secret about it! What happens with film is that, somehow or another, people get their hands on outtakes and prints, and they print them and they sell them for television in the Philippines – I had a Filipino working for us years ago and he said “Oh, my family have already seen the film,” which hadn’t even had its royal premiere!
BBC: Oh! That’s extraordinary, isn’t it?
So there isn’t anything huge here, but Moore does confirm previous rumors of a mountainous ice planet. You might recall reports from May 2014 of a small helicopter accident in Iceland where second unit director Marc Wolff and the small crew were shooting ariel shots. From what we heard, no one was hurt even though the helicopter crashed on top of a glacier.
“So begins a quest to find the missing Jedi Master. Meanwhile, on an ice planet, nefarious forces are building a super weapon, one capable of destroying not planets but entire solar systems … In many ways this plot of Episode VII is an echo of A New Hope. Instead of R2 coming to Tatooine it’s a hand falling from the sky, but the basic sweep of the story is similar, and intentionally so. But things that seem familiar may not be as familiar as you think – don’t assume that every ice or desert planet in the galaxy has already been visited, if you know what I’m saying.”
Could the ice planet be Hoth or is it another ice planet in a galaxy far far away? BAD seems to suggest something familiar but different.
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