9 Nov 2012

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Writer Confirmed

It looks like Lucasfilm's forthcoming film in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII, has already found a writer. In a blog post today, Lucasfilm has confirmed that Michael Arndt (writer of Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine) would be penning the script. According to Lucasfilm, producers Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have already begun development discussions with Michael Arndt. 

Rumor is that the plan had been to sent to some of Hollywood's top directors, a list that includes Steven Spielberg, Brad Bird and JJ Abrams. Spielberg took himself out of the running, by stating: "No. No. It's not my genre. It's my best friend George's genre."

For those are yet unaware, late last month, Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm for roughly $4.05 billion in cash and stock, with plans to release three new films in the Star Wars series, as well as additional movie, television, and games projects based on the franchise. 

Star Wars: Episode VII is slated for release in 2015.

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