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Eight weeks ago, Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams announced that by donating to the “Star Wars: Force for Change” initiative, you, yes you, could be in the upcoming reboot of the iconic sci-fi franchise.
Now, in an online video in which he is shown standing next to the movie’s iteration of an X-Wing Starfighter, Abrams has kicked the fundraiser—for UNICEF—up a notch .
Fans who donate to the initiative–which has donations from 119 countries already–could win a chance to have an early and private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII in their hometown with 20 of their closest friends and family.
Already, the campaign, which is organized by the Omaze fundraising site, is offering fans the opportunity to fly to London with a friend for a behind-the-scenes look at the set, a chance to meet cast members, and most importantly, be transformed into a Star Wars character and be a part of an actual scene in the movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the campaign raised over $1 million in the first 24 hours of its launch. Disney has also donated $1 million to the cause, which will benefit UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and fund projects throughout the developing world.
You can still donate to the cause, and enter to win a chance to be in the movie or attend a preview screening, here. There’s only four days left though, so hurry.