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MOSCOW, December 17 – RIA Novosti. The seventh episode of the cult saga “Star Wars” is released in cinemas in Russia on December 17, the press service of The Walt Disney Company Russia.
The world premiere of the picture “Star Wars: The Awakening forces” took place in the United States 15 December in three theaters in Los Angeles: TCL Chinese Theatre, where in 1977 he was shown the first episode, El Capitan Theatre and the Dolby Theatre, where the annual ceremony of “Oscars”.
The director of the seventh episode of the saga, designed and developed by George Lucas, gave JJ Abrams, one of the creators of the series “Lost” and two feature films on the universe of “Star Trek.” On this occasion, Lucas said that “it’s time to pass the” Star Wars “a new generation of filmmakers”.
The film will unfold 30 years after the events of the sixth episode. The plot will be the characters of the original trilogy – Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo, and new heroes.
According to forecasts, the total global box office, “the Awakening forces” could go beyond the $ 3 billion, breaking owned by the film “Avatar,” a record of 2.7 billion. To exit the picture in the US is preparing to hire about 4 thousand cinemas, many of which have been upgraded specifically for the show. In America, the film leaves in hire on December 18, a day after the Russian release.
“Star Wars” – an epic fiction saga, which includes movies, animated series, books, comics and video games. The first film was released May 25, 1977 and was a huge box office success, and all subsequent parts.