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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Taking Over Scipting Duties For Episode VII
Jay Cochran - October 24, 2013





StarWars.com reports that Michael Arndt who had been working on the script for Star Wars: Episode VII, which was likely based on the original outline done by George Lucas is no longer working on the movie and that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have taken over the scripting duties.

As Episode VII continues pre-production, Lawrence Kasdan and director J.J. Abrams have assumed screenwriting duties for the film. Kasdan, who has been serving as a consultant on the film, is a veteran of several classic Lucasfilm productions, writing the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark and serving as co-screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Acclaimed director and screenwriter Abrams' credits include Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, and Lost.

"I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script," states Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. "There are very few people who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen. J.J. of course is an incredible storyteller in his own right. Michael Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point and we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production."

Location scouting, production design, casting, and costume design are already underway on Episode VII. A team of gifted artists are working to bring the latest installment of the Star Wars saga, including director of photography Dan Mindel (Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness), production designers Rick Carter (Lincoln, Avatar, Forrest Gump) and Darren Gilford (Oblivion, TRON: Legacy), costume designer Michael Kaplan (Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Fight Club),special effects supervisor Chris Corbould (Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), sound designer Ben Burtt (Lincoln, Wall-E, Star Wars: Episodes I-VI), re-recording mixer Gary Rydstrom (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story, Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol), supervising sound editor Matthew Wood (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Master, There Will Be Blood) of Skywalker Sound, and visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett (Star Trek Into Darkness, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith) of Industrial Light & Magic. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.


Shooting for Episode VII is slated to begin Spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios for a 2015 release.






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Devilbat
2014-01-22
5:21 pm

I know they can do some amazing things with camera angles and makeup. Heck, they could even digitally alter her appearance like they did in the X-Men and Hobbit films. I personally think the one thing that ruins Fisher's looks now are those blasted plumped-up-with-collagen lips she seems to have... read more 
featofstrength
2013-12-19
2:55 pm

[quote name='yojoebro82' timestamp='1387462124' post='16805532'] It could come out on the day of the Apocalypse and it wouldn't matter. This movie will make just as much money regardless of time of year. Everyone will see it. I plan on bootlegging/ripping to see ... read more 
yojoebro82
2013-12-19
2:08 pm

It could come out on the day of the Apocalypse and it wouldn't matter. This movie will make just as much money regardless of time of year. Everyone will see it. 
Jmacq1
2013-12-19
1:28 pm

[quote name='Wheeljack35' timestamp='1387358569' post='16805468'] Number 1...Putting out stand alone movies every year is stupid it waters down the franchise Number 2 December is the Dumbest time of the year to put this out...They should of released it during the summer ... read more 
Wheeljack35
2013-12-18
9:22 am

Number 1...Putting out stand alone movies every year is stupid it waters down the franchise Number 2 December is the Dumbest time of the year to put this out...They should of released it during the summer 
featofstrength
2013-12-10
7:32 pm

[quote name='yojoebro82' timestamp='1386697232' post='16805105'] "Star Wars will follow the Marvel strategy" (link) Not really a surprise. This quote, however, is absolutely hilarious: The strategy when it came to capitalizing on the comic book empire, ... read more 
yojoebro82
2013-12-10
5:40 pm

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2013-12-03
8:24 pm

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2013-12-02
6:49 pm

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