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TFA Lucasfilm Confirms: Michael Arndt To Write Screenplay For Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Diggs, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    This is why Lucas is a priceless resource.

    Ideas literally flow nonstop from his mind. Like him or hate him, look at Clone Wars - he hasn't slowed down at all - plus Hondo, Cad Bane and Aurra Sing are as tough and cool as SW rogues come. With a really good writer, it's a dream come true.
     
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  2. Samurai-Jack

    Samurai-Jack Jedi Youngling star 2

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    From Bleeding Cool:
    Lucasfilm Say Pre-Production On Episode 7 Is Beginning, Confirm Writer
     
  3. CoolyFett

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think the best actor to play Han Solo should be Kevin Beacon, he definite has the look for it. Great news
     
  4. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Great news.


    Also, once it was revealed Lucas spoke to Hamill and Fisher a while back, kinda figured they were involved.
     
  5. QuangoFett

    QuangoFett Jedi Master star 4

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    If anyone's CV would make a producer confident in a writer's abilities to write EP7 in one go without rewrites, it's Michael Arndt's. That's one impressive CV.

    With just story treatments? The pre-production needs a complete script in order to work out the finer details. However, your point is valid. I wouldn't be surprised if they already have some spectacular concept art and basic character designs worked out.
     
  6. CoolyFett

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Glad they will not be tarnishing the Fox Saga & are writing an all new story. Its really great news for Star Wars fans, I gotta get that SW Blu Ray soon.
     
  7. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So much is involved in the art design and animatics.
     
  8. CoolyFett

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This new next generation of movies will be really interesting. Glad its set in a whole new universe they can now make it grow further.
     
  9. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    Not really. ANH, ESB, AOTC and ROTS all started design and R&D before there was a script.
     
  10. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    I can see why GL likes him:

     
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  11. swarm87

    swarm87 Jedi Youngling

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    i hope so otherwise it seems rushed.
     
  12. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just going by what I've seen via 'Making Of' vids from Lucasfilm in the past. GL is normally in constant contact with the design folks even in the earliest stages of development - even before he's got a full script.
    The only question is how long the ST has actually been in the works, and when GL got the ball rolling on all this.
    Exciting stuff, either way!
     
  13. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Makes you wonder who would be sheparding this design process. George? Kathleen? The phantom director?
     
  14. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    The official announcement on Starwars.com actually states that pre-production has begun. They're clearly much further along than they will have anyone think. TBH, it would not surprise me one bit if a director hasn't already been hired. Either that, or they're literally a week or two away from giving someone the job.
     
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  15. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    Keep reading articles that Mathew Vaughn is is "negotiations."

    I hope they're not too aggressive.
     
  16. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    George chose the May slots, for good luck, since it used to be a "dead" month for releases but SW was such an unexpected hit. I had a feeling they'd change that once he stepped out of the picture. But May to July seems an eternity now...
     
  17. CoolyFett

    CoolyFett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I like Anna Hathaway as Leia also, she is very pretty.
     
  18. Alderaan Luke

    Alderaan Luke Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Great news. Way to go. Now hire Duncan Jones as Director please.
     
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  19. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't take your meaning, Cooly. What possible difference could it make? I'm not trolling, either - I'm genuinely curious. Is there something about the female sensibility that you think would lend itself well here?
     
  20. LawJedi

    LawJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I would plotz. Then I would demand a David Bowie cameo.
     
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  21. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Never seen any of his stuff, so I have no idea whether this is a good choice or not.
     
  22. Artoo-Dion

    Artoo-Dion New Films Jedi star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Make Jareth the new Sith Lord.
     
  23. bergstrom

    bergstrom Jedi Master star 2

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    scriptwise what I want, character development, arc etc.. Yoda force ghost, quiet personal scenes on real sets, low lit, don't go nuts on battles and over do cg, look at empire strikes back etc. Research mythology, go deep into joseph campbell mythology for research and then make really deep.
     
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  24. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    He's one of my top choices. I think he could deliver something excellent. Moon and Source Code are phenomenal films.
     
  25. QuangoFett

    QuangoFett Jedi Master star 4

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    He does seem to come up with a heap of ideas on a regular basis. I'm guessing the first thought of developing the ST entered his mind while working on TCW. The series has high production values, so he probably thought it was a shame that Lucasfilm's skills weren't being put to use on another SW feature film within his lifetime.