A full scale Millennium Falcon is being built at Pinewood, as some staff are being offered 7-year contracts, potentially to include Indy 5
Appreciating that there's no shortage of Star Wars: Episode 7 rumors doing the rounds, we've elected not to run the majority of them for reasons of, well, they don't sound too accurate. Likewise, we've been contacted by lots of people who claim to have insider scoops on what's going on, that we haven't run for similar reasons.
This one, however, seems to have more substance to it. It's come from a good, reliable source, and whilst it's still a rumour until all of this is confirmed, we're passing this one on because from what we can tell, there's something to this one.
There's been a security clampdown in the prop shop at Pinewood Studios, but we now understand that work is afoot on building a full scale Millennium Falcon there. Furthermore, model makers are also building lightsaber hilts. This would tie into reports that the emphasis is going to be on practical, rather than computer effects wherever possible with future Star Wars films.
Also, we now understand that model makers on the Star Wars: Episode 7 project are being recruited on up to seven year contracts, which cover three sequels and three spin-offs.