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Michael Arndt Writing ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Screenplay, Pre-Production Begins

Michael Arndt Writing 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Screenplay, Pre-Production Begins

…and one day after the news arrived that "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Toy Story 3" scribe Michael Arndt had penned a 40-50 page treatment for the new "Star Wars" trilogy, his involvement has just been kicked up a notch.

It’s now official, Arndt will be writing the screenplay for "Star Wars: Episode VII" and even more, pre-production has begun on the movie which is due in theaters in 2015. And of course, as far as details go, that’s about it. We do know that numerous big name directors — Brad Bird and J.J. Abrams among them — will be looking at the script, and we have to wonder, with work already starting, is a helmer quietly already working on this in the background? Well, we do know Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Zack Snyder have ruled themselves out, but an Oscar winner writing the screenplay will certainly be an enticing prospect for anyone considering the job or who may be on the fence.

Oddly enough, in the most recent video conversation update between Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas, it was revealed that ‘Episode VII’ had "blank spots" that needed filling, and they were talking to mulitple writers. So we guess Arndt solved that problem. And Lucas’ role is said to be the "gatekeeper" of the series. Watch below.

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Comments

Gregor

I'm praying for Duncan Jones

todd

My take on 20 potential directors for SW: E7

http://toddmthatcher.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/who-will-direct-star-wars-episode-vii/

sdf

sweet!

ton

wicked!

awcfae

Arndt is a great choice.

Jabo

Dream Episode 7 Directors because they are all capable of shooting the sh*t out of a good/great script. Which Michael Arndt will probably deliver.

Joe Wright
Cary Fukunaga
Brad Bird
Neil Blomkamp
David Fincher
Ben Affleck
Shane Black
Gore Verbinski
Guillermo Del Toro
Alphonso Cauron
Fernando Merielles
David Yates
Guy Ritchie
Thomas Alfredson
Nicholas Winding Refn
Jon Favareu
Kathryn Bigelow
John Hillcoat
Stephen Gaghan

Glass

Dude. Andrew Stanton. Dude.

Van Cleef

I think Spielberg should kick it off, but we all know that's not happening.

rodie

This is Disney…It's probably Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy and Oblivion) or Gore Verbinski (Pirates and Lone Ranger). Both Oblivion and Lone Ranger are wrapped and neither has anything on their slate beyond those projects.

rodie

This is Disney…It's probably Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy and Oblivion) or Gore Verbinski (Pirates and Lone Ranger). Both Oblivion and Lone Ranger are wrapped and neither has anything on their slate beyond those projects.

rodie

This is Disney…It's probably Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy and Oblivion) or Gore Verbinski (Pirates and Lone Ranger). Both Oblivion and Lone Ranger are wrapped and neither has anything on their slate beyond those projects.

rodie

This is Disney…It's probably Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy and Oblivion) or Gore Verbinski (Pirates and Lone Ranger). Both Oblivion and Lone Ranger are wrapped and neither has anything on their slate beyond those projects.

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