Official Info Lucasfilm Confirms: Michael Arndt To Write Screenplay For Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - Spoilers Allowed' started by Diggs, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Diggs Force Ghost

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  2. lightsaver Jedi Master

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    Wow, what an article! Hoping there's some or complete truth to this. Could be pretty amazing.
  3. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    I like what I read there. His view on the ending of Star Wars was very interesting. Plus dude teaches a storytelling class, so he definitly must be the @#$^.
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  4. Barra_Jedi Force Ghost

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  5. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    It's a rumor a day now!

    Lucas already wrote 3 treatments, at least.

    Anyone who can state the blindingly obvious about the original movie is now seen as "a Star Wars expert!!!"
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  6. Diggs Force Ghost

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    Scripts for Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine are fantastic. Combine that with his obvious (and by all accounts forensic) appreciation of what makes SW tick and he sounds like a brilliant choice.

    There will be a little more to his seminar breakdowns than the blindingly obvious, I'm sure.
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  7. spoooooky Force Ghost

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    Interesting, but there's no way they are waiting until 2014 to start filming if they want it out 2015. That's really the only odd item in the article.
  8. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Another odd thing - It says Steven Spielberg is a "co-chair" of Lucasfilm.

    I don't think that Spielberg has ever been involved in Lucasfilm except for directing the Indy movies and that scene in ROTS.
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  9. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    I love that we were supposed to get "no big news until spring." :D
  10. DarthBrian Force Ghost

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    Interesting rumor considering his previous work. Though I'm sure a lot of people are writing treatments at the moment. :p
  11. The-Eternal-Hero Force Ghost

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    I've watched screenwriting seminars, even been to a few (ages ago), they are literally like teaching an adult to tie their laces. It's self explanatory. Selling writing is 99% pure luck. Seminars are rip-offs. If you don't know what you're doing, listening to someone explain what you already know ain't gonna help. And more often than not, no one ever sells anything. My two cents.

    But: he seems a nice enough gent. If it's true, I'll welcome him to the fold. Of course I just know there's probably a quote out there somewhere of him calling the PT "horsesh**"...I guess they can't all be Filonis...
  12. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I'm a screenwriter myself and I've been fortunate enough to have sold a script or two so while some paid-for seminars may be basic, doesn't mean that everyone teaching them is only stating the obvious. Anyway, that's besides the point, which is: this guy is a major star wars fan and a very talented writer. Whether this pans out or is just another rumour, time will tell.
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  13. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, what is says is
  14. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    Interesting news. Anyone who's written an Oscar-nominated Pixar script is fine by me for Star Wars.
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    He would be a good choice.
  16. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    This also makes me quite happy.
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  17. ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Grand Master

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    Dude, that is so weird - I swear what I saw was "Steven Spielberg (Lucasfilm co-chair, the former producing partner of Kathleen Kennedy)".

    Mad :(
  18. DarthVengeant Force Ghost

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    Doesn't sound good to me. I hope it's just a rumor. Toy Story and Hunger Games are NOT Star Wars caliber.
  19. Garth Maul Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, this. I'm not convinced we'll get 2015 even if they start filming next year.

    Interesting as well that they list Brad Bird ahead of Spielberg and Abrams. ;)


    Edit: LFL could have also just said "we don't have a writer at this time." That kind of non-comment on a fairly-specific rumor just gives credence to the rumor, IMHO.
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  20. Chaos123x Jedi Master

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    Speilberg hasn't made a "Speilberg movie" since the 1st Jurassic Park. Ever since he tried to get a Oscar he lost his touch and magic.
  21. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Please say Little Miss Sunshine isn't Star Wars caliber. Please o please! Triple dog dare ya! [face_praying]
  22. DarthVengeant Force Ghost

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    Little Miss Sunshine isn't even in the same ballpark as Star Wars caliber. It's idiotic. A family traveling in a hippy bus? Cant even be COMPARED to Star Wars caliber. I can;t even believe someone would even THINK of having someone who wrote a movie like that doing Star Wars. It's beyond ridiculous. It's like having someone who wrote Winnie the Poo write the next Aliens movie.
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  23. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    What did Kasdan write before Empire? At least his guy has a few family-oriented movies under his belt.
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    Tintin and Snowy would like to have a word with you.
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  25. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Ooooooh. You win, sir! You are officially... that guy! Mazel tov, my friend, mazel tov!!
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