With the first Star Wars film in more than a decade hitting theaters later this year, fans and journalists alike have been eager for any sort of details concerning the project. It makes sense then that the film’s cast and crew are held to a high level of secrecy.
Actor Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, spoke with Coming Soon about one of the more ridiculous methods the filmmakers were forced to use to keep things under wraps.
“When we made the original films, you had the odd reporter hanging around the studio bribing people to give them stories,” Hamill said. “Now, I said to them, ‘Do I really have to wear this robe and this hood that covers my entire head to go from the trailer to the soundstage?’ They said, ‘Yeah, there’s drones.’ Seriously! There’s drones flying over the studio trying to get pictures of whatever they can get pictures of.”
The mysticism surrounding the shoot is on par for director JJ Abrams, though it sounds like his paranoia is justified this time around. Cinema Blend points out that most movie fans have probably already seen a few on-set photos captured by these drones, including the leaked overhead shots of the Millenium Falcon.
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