North Kent quarry earmarked for Star Wars movie location
Eastern Quarry, which
overlooks Bluewater shopping centre
Star Wars bosses have reportedly identified a disused quarry in
Kent for the latest film's battle scenes.
The site in Greenhithe overlooks the Bluewater shopping
Episode Seven of the Star Wars series is due out in 2015.
It is believed to be the site where more than 20,000 homes will
be built in north Kent over the next 20 years.
Developers Land Securities have invested more than £100million
in developing the site.
But the site could go down in movie history, as the
world-renowned George Lucas movie franchise moves into the next
The first Star Wars film in the series was
originally released on May 25, 1977, and became a worldwide
phenomenon (see David Prowse, right, as Darth Vader).
It was followed by two sequels, released at three-year
Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy's final film, the
first in a new prequel trilogy of films was released.
The three prequel films were also released at three-year
intervals, with the final film of that particular series released
But the latest move could boost north Kent's Hollywood
Plans are already under way to bring Big Screen glamour to the
county, with film giant Paramount announcing last year it is to
create 27,000 jobs - with one of the world's biggest theme
The massive £2billion project is set
to transform the Swanscombe peninsula, between Gravesend and
Dartford, into an international tourist destination.