After yesterday’s news about the likely filming dates and locations for Star Wars Episode VIII in Dubrovnik, the official cost of the actual filming is out. As Dubrovnik Digest reports, Mr. Hrvoje Hribar, the head of Croatian government – backed agency for audio visual arts, was quoted as saying the filming for Star Wars Episode VIII in Dubrovnik will cost approximately 38 million Croatian Kunas (around $5,4 million) per day.
This hefty amount is enough to finance quite a spectacular shoot. Combine this with already stunning locations in the city’s medieval historical centre that are rumoured to be confirmed for filming, as well as superb aesthetics that have become a trademark for the franchise over the years and you have the makings of a potentially very interesting addition to the Star Wars universe.
The question on the minds of Croatian Star Wars fans now is what will the money be used for and how will this translate to the end product? The possibilities are endless.