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. Pfluegermeister Force Ghost

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    I wouldn't worry about that; he had his chance to decide which name to use BEFORE the announcement was made. Now that it's done, as you said, he's committed, and everyone and their mother knows he's working on this. I'd have to agree that he's all in now.
  2. Darthsuggs Force Ghost

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    He'll use his real name. Wasn't he a script doctor on Catching Fire and Oblivion??
  3. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    On Oblivion probably but I believe he was one of the main writers on Catching Fire.
  4. Teasser38 Jedi Youngling

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    Apparently not, as he is now being credited under a pseudonym according to IMDB..
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  5. JediKnightOB1 Force Ghost

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    It think a more interesting writer would be Charlie Kaufman. Just imagine the movie if it was... "Being Luke Skywalker."
  6. TheStorm Force Ghost

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    Ya script doctoring is pretty much a way to make money. That's why he uses a different name. With script doctoring, you really have little say, and pretty much come in as an advice giver and editor so to speak. Creative wise not much is taken from them. Even Michael. That's why he puts his full name on films like Episode VII, Toy Story 3, and LMS, is because he has pretty much full control over what he is writing. With those two films Oblivion and Catching Fire there are so many writers on there, your voice is not heard much.
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  7. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    I too would be interested in this, if anyone can find the links / clips.
  8. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    I've looked everywhere for it myself. I think the lecture's called Endings: The Good, The Bad and The Insanely Great but I haven't been able to find it anywhere.
  9. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I've only found some writings about it from people who were there.
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  10. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Yep, that's exactly what I've found too. It's frustrating because I would really love to actually listen to him talk about Star Wars. That first interview can't come quick enough.

    :D
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  11. bergstrom Force Ghost

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    It would be nice if they released a pic of Michael with JJ or something, just a behinmd the scenes pic, that would give nothing away, but jeez, just give us something .
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  12. vinsanity Jedi Grand Master

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    I bet he is closed in some monastery and can only go out when the movie is released
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  13. Diggs Force Ghost

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  14. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    I initially read that post too quick, and my brain interpreted it as Michael J .. I thought Michael Jackson ... Disney link ... CGI ... oh no!
  15. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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    I read it too quickly and saw Michael J. and thought Michael J. Fox...
  16. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    Any word on if the script is finished yet?
  17. TheTwinSuns Jedi Grand Master

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    Probably getting extremely close.
  18. Immortiss Force Ghost

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    Rumors insist on many re-writes and far from finished, but who really knows, beyond a handful of folks.
  19. TheTwinSuns Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, who knows...
  20. SuperPersch Force Ghost

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    And let's not forget "rewrites" at this point consist mainly of dialogue tweaks, small direction changes to make characterization more apparent, consolidating scenes or information. I'm sure that 99% of the "hard" work is done, as to what the movie actually is and how it plays out.

    If that makes sense. Long day at work, whatever.
  21. Pro Scoundrel Force Ghost

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    Yeah, remember guys, scripts almost always go through several drafts before being finished and finalized. We know the general story has been there since before the sale, it was just in a loose form. I'm sure they'll be tweaking it right up until shooting, and maybe even during.
  22. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I've never heard of a script yet where they weren't working on it throughout shooting. The main foundations will have been laid for awhile, and all things point to the ILM crews having been at work on the main sequences for some time.
  23. The Hellhammer 7SA Forum Interrogator

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    Well, for all we know the guy might've been working on it for months before they actually let us know about it, so...
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  24. Diggs Force Ghost

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    I think he had at least nailed the treatment and outline of the story ( I think he's even worked out the basic story for the trilogy - which would be a first for a SW trilogy).
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  25. Immortiss Force Ghost

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    Especially the dialogue.