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Star Wars Episode VIII 'to be filmed in Ulster'

Star Wars Episode Eight is to be filmed in Ulster, it has been reported.

Production location scouts for the as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's reboot by JJ Abrams have visited Malin Head in Co Donegal, the Derry Journal has reported.

The paper says filming is expected to take place in the area in May and a number of B&Bs and holiday homes have been booked out.

Episode VII: The Force Awakens was the highest grossing movie of all time on its release in December.

Ireland has already featured in the franchise with filming taking place at Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry.

It also featured prominently in the first released teaser for the new film.

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