Star Wars director Rian Johnson has chosen Dubrovnik’s picturesque winding alleys as the set for the ‘casino planet’ Canto Bight, which features in the latest instalment of mega-movie franchise ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ Behind the scenes footage depicts spaceships exploding on the historic streets of Dubrovnik and gives us a brief glimpse at how the movie is shot, using cameras mounted on cars.
‘It was the perfect place to shoot Canto Bight. We are in this alleyway in Dubrovnik smashing speeders, and it was just one of those “Oh my Gosh, what are we doing, this is amazing moments”’, Johnson said. Plenty of other bucket-list locations feature in the movie too, including Bolivia’s other-worldly Salar de Uyuni and Ireland’s Skellig Michael. No doubt Dubrovnik’s wide-screen beauty will spark new interest in the city and inspire tourists to indulge their Star Wars geekery like we saw with Game of Thrones.
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ hits cinemas in Croatia on December 14 2017.
For more films shot in Croatia check out our Zagreb film guide here.