Director J.J. Abrams is promoting a non-profit fundraiser on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, and he sure does know how to get our attention.
While talking up the “Force For Change” initiative for UNICEF Innovation Labs, Abrams set up shop in front of a full-size, new-look X-Wing starship prop from the upcoming Star Wars sequel. Seriously, it looks like all you’d have to do is jump in, turn the key and take off into the starry night.
The actual clip finds Abrams talking up the fundraising initiative, which has already attracted donors from 119 different countries and well over $1 million. The contest is entering its final week, with a grand prize that is nothing to sniff at: an actual role in the film, along with a flight to London to meet the cast and crew. They’re also giving away an advanced, private screening of the film, plus a bunch of other prizes.
Check out the video below, hear about a good cause ... and, of course, ogle that sweet starship.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to open Dec. 18, 2015.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)