Ealing Shooting Update

The official 'Star Wars' website reports that digital cameras are still rolling in Ealing Studios, England as shooting additional scenes for 'Episode II' continues. They are working on a tight two-week schedule, most of which will be included in the rough cut of the movie.

After shooting is complete there will be a years worth of post-production work until the 2002 release date. Some people involved with the production gave their thoughts to the site, including whats on their to-do list:
  • Carly Harrop, Padmé stunt-double: "Well, I just did my hardest stunt so far. Sliding down from a very high pole onto Anakin's back."

  • John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor: "We're shooting little pieces to fill gaps and bridge the transitions. There's a lot do. It's like that old saying: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."

  • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO): "But which side of the elephant do you start with? The trunk or the other bit?"

  • R2-D2 Operator Don Bies: "These new scenes are great, because two of our favorite characters are back: Artoo and Threepio. As for the shoot? It's faster. More intense."

  • Producer Rick McCallum: "We're at the half-way point. It's not half empty, nor half-full."

  • Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker): "It's wonderful to see everyone again. The most fun thing I've gotten to do since being back at Ealing is some of the stuntwork. I just did something I've never done before but I've always wanted to do."

  • Construction Manager, Dave Bubb: "Today, I've got to fit a quart into a pint."

  • Director George Lucas: "There's a chase, a fight, another chase, another fight, and three lines of dialogue."

E-Mail This Article » Share your comments on 'Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones'