Star Wars Hits Morocco From May 14th

May 14th – that’s apparently the first day of filming on J.J. Abrams’ much-anticipated “Star Wars Episode VII” for Lucasfilm and Disney Pictures.

Bad Ass Digest reports that the first day of filming will take place in Morocco with two weeks of location shooting expected to take place.

The report adds that the production could be hopping over to Tunisia as well, where most Tatooine scenes were shot and where the sets from “A New Hope” have been left standing and are weathering away.

Could they be put to use in the new movies considering thirty years has passed in the continuity of the film series?

Official announcements about the movie are expected on ‘Star Wars Day’ on May 4th, ten days out from the shoot.