New Star Wars script - being rewritten

Official Annoucement from Billy Ray Chubbs Lucas Films

 

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 8Mission: Impossible IIIFringe, 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 IIIStar TrekStar Trek Into Darkness), production designers Rick Carter (LincolnAvatarForrest Gump) and Darren Gilford (OblivionTRON: Legacy), costume designer Michael Kaplan (Star Trek Into DarknessMission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolFight Club),special effects supervisor Chris Corbould (SkyfallThe Dark Knight RisesInception), sound designer Ben Burtt (LincolnWall-EStar Wars: Episodes I-VI), re-recording mixer Gary Rydstrom (Jurassic ParkSaving Private RyanToy StoryMission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol), supervising sound editor Matthew Wood (Star Trek Into Darkness,The MasterThere Will Be Blood) of Skywalker Sound, and visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett (Star Trek Into DarknessPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndStar 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 ProtocolJack RyanStar 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 is scheduled to begin Spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios for an expected 2015 release.

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I pray to the fanboy gods that Peter Jackson will do a Star Wars movie.

peter jackson screwed the hobbit up beyond all recognition. He can stay the hell away from Star Wars.

BigWilliam - peter jackson screwed the hobbit up beyond all recognition. He can stay the hell away from Star Wars.

He did not screw the hobbit up. He took a kids book and expanded on a few things here and there and made an epic story Phone Post

I don't give a damn about the hobbit or LotRs in general but this sounds like the perfect storm for a good Star Wars film.

FINALLY.

I'm excite, sirs. Phone Post 3.0

I have to agree with BigWilliam, The Hobbit sucked.
Radagast with the bird shit all over his head??? WTF!?
Azog alive? I can even forgive all that if it wasn't for the worst cgi i have ever seen. Jackson stole the wargs from Red riding hood, and they look like crap...and the goblins were terrible! He should have stuck with the suits for the close ups like he did with the Orcs in LOR they looked a thousand times better.

Way to pooch screw my favorite book Jackson, you ass.

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BigWilliam - peter jackson screwed the hobbit up beyond all recognition. He can stay the hell away from Star Wars.

He did not screw the hobbit up. He took a kids book and expanded on a few things here and there and made an epic story Phone Post

He made it suck. I can't stand watching the the LoR or the Hobbit movie. Phone Post 3.0

PeejJ was born to do Ringworld, imo not Fag Wars.

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BigWilliam - peter jackson screwed the hobbit up beyond all recognition. He can stay the hell away from Star Wars.

He did not screw the hobbit up. He took a kids book and expanded on a few things here and there and made an epic story Phone Post

He made it suck. I can't stand watching the the LoR or the Hobbit movie. Phone Post 3.0

This. Every change he made sucked. jackson did not make a single improvement, he just took a classic work and added stupid, cliche, hollywood crap to it.

Legolas doing a rail slide? Elephants there were a hundred feet tall? A troll blowing his nose on Bilbo?