Take a look at J.J. Abrams' message to his Episode VII cast

With cameras finally rolling on Star Wars: Episode VII , the steady stream of casting and plot-point rumours have gradually ground to a halt, but fortunately, we're now at the stage where the first images are emerging from the production.

Today's nugget isn't a new on-set image, but rather a glimpse of an encouraging note from J.J. Abrams to his cast and crew, in which the director gives them a quick pep talk to gear them up for the task ahead.

"Dearest Cast and Crew," begins the note. "What an honour it is to work beside all of you, on Star Wars Ep VII . I can’t thank you enough, for all work past and future."

"Let’s take good care of not just ourselves, but of each other. Amazing, but true: the world awaits this film. Let’s give ‘em something GREAT. xo JJ."