A spy picture of what is reportedly Star Wars Episode VII filming in the Abu Dhabi Desert has been published online.
The photograph shows a group of men rolling a giant AT-AT Walker foot into a white tent. It is believed that the location is being used to film scenes set on the fictional planet Tatooine. However, local residents have stated that they are not aware of any filming projects going on in the area:
An Emirate farmer stated:
“I live around here, it’s totally my home area and I’m sure if anything as big as that was going on I’d know about it… I’m always here, and I’ve definitely seen nothing like that. It’s just business as usual.”
For all that the above pictures aren’t very exciting to look at, they spark my imagination. I love the idea of a burnt out AT-AT Walker on Tatooine that is resting half-submerged in sand as Luke Skywalker or perhaps R2-D2 and C3PO stroll by it.
Source: The National