'Star Wars' Tatooine set now a terror warzone

The town of Tataouine enjoyed 'Star Wars' tourism, but not anymore.

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Published Tue, Mar 24 2015 6:30 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

The crisis that has engulfed the Middle East thanks to the rise of ISIS (or 'Daesh' as Coalition forces prefer to refer to it) continues to march through the African continent and now threatens the small Tunisian town which served as the backdrop of the original 'Star Wars' film shoot in 1976.

'Star Wars' Tatooine set now a terror warzone | TweakTown.com

Dedicated fans of the franchise have made pilgrimages to the areas where George Lucas filmed scenes of the alien planet Tatooine (a play on the real town's name of Tataouine) in 'A New Hope' but now the tourism trade has all but come to a standstill following a gun attack on tourists at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis which killed 19 people.

Tunisia is now sadly caught up in the march of ISIS, with three young men recently arrested in an attempt to cross into Libya to join the terror cell.

NEWS SOURCE:edition.cnn.com

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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