J.J. Abrams And Lawrence Kasdan To Write New ‘Star Wars’ Script

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It seems that writing duties have been passed from Michael Arndt to Episode VII director J.J. Abrams, and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, for the newest episode in the series’ canon. Originally given to Arndt back in November, Abrams and Kasdan are stepping in to re-write, change, and presumably do many different things than Arndt has already done. In what is an attempt at a positive spin on the story via LucasArts, essentially what is happening is that someone, somewhere, wasn’t too happy with the way the script was going, and decided to bring in newer wrists to pen a different script.

This shouldn’t be taken in a positive or negative light just yet (it should be noted that Kasdan wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, so that is surely a plus) but it should be noted that Arndt was originally hired to pen a treatment for the new trilogy, not just Episode VII. The notion that the production team is bringing in new writers is a little eye raising, but I think the team of Abrams and Kasdan should yield great results. Let’s just hope that Episode VII doesn’t stay consistent with the recent big budget sci-fi/action endings out there as of late (looking at you Man of Steel and Into Darkness).

Shooting for Episode VII is set to commence Spring 2014, for 2015 release. Stay tuned for what is most certainty a given, for more Star Wars related news.

Drew Caruso

Drew Caruso is a Bostonian who, when not writing about music and film, spends his time getting lost in New England, reading books, talking about science whether people want to listen or not, and more. To see the thoughts of a scientist by day and a writer by night, follow him on Twitter.
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