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#Movie Social Scene: Star Wars sets still intact, production peek at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Remember those iconic desert scenes in Star Wars on Luke Skywalker’s fictional home planet of Tatooine? Well, those scenes are still set up here on earth.

According to Mashable, visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino recently photographed the abandoned sets in Tunisia, North Africa. The props have eerily stood the test of time, for the most part, still showing a bit of what George Lucas put in place for the 1977 film. Oddly enough, the surrounding geographical area also served as a backdrop for Lucas’ Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Check out a few of the remarkable pictures below:

With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in production, director Matt Reeves shared a pretty sweet sneak peek of the view on-set. Reeves tweeted a snapshot of Andy Serkis wearing motion capture equipment while riding a horse. The English actor will be reprising his role as Caesar, leader of the genetically evolved apes, 10 years after a virus wipes out the majority of the human race.

The film’s visual effects house WETA Digital, which was used for Rise of the Apes and Avatar, will once again be in place with cutting edge performance capture technologies. The movie comes out next year on May 23, 2014.

X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer dropped a first glimpse of James McAvoy’s outfit as the young Professor Charles Xavier in the upcoming sequel. Singer tweeted the photo with the hashtag “Serpico,” referencing McAvoy’s time warped resemblance to Al Pacino in the 1970’s action film. It’s clear that Singer is definitely sticking to some quality periodic authenticity, following X-Men: First Class’ 1960’s influence.

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