AVCO – Another Star Wars Episode VII Shooting Nickname (UPDATE)

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Lots of movies are shot under another name. Sometimes a nickname, sometimes a way to keep lookie-loos away from the set.

Well, Star Wars Episode VII, whatever it will eventually be called is filming, according to the kind of people who talk to Bleeding Cool, as "AVGO".

I don't know why, I don't know the significance.

Harry Knowles is already saying it's being called "The Ancient Fear". But that sounds more like the actual title.

But, if you see a local shoot designated AVGO, see if you can spot Harrison Ford hanging around.

UPDATE: It's not AVGO, it's AVCO. We've seen proof… named after the Los Angeles cinema that showed a certain film back in 1977. They were one of only four cinemas who fitted Lucasfilm's THX sound system for the film. And it was the cinema that the young JJ Abrams first saw the movie.

"I remember seeing an early concept poster by Ralph McQuarrie for the movie. It stuck in my head even though I didn't know what it was — but it looked important. My second memory is actually seeing it in the theater on opening day in Westwood at Avco Theater and never being the same again."

UPDATEx2: Could this be proof, found in the wild?

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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