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J.J. Abrams: Star Wars script is finished

J.J. Abrams: Star Wars script is finished

Jan 20 2014, 4:24am CST | by

J.J. Abrams has confirmed the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' script is finished. The filmmaker says he and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan have completed the screenplay for the upcoming sci-fi film ahead of...

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J.J. Abrams: Star Wars script is finished

Jan 20 2014, 4:24am CST | by

J.J. Abrams has confirmed the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' script is finished.

The filmmaker says he and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan have completed the screenplay for the upcoming sci-fi film ahead of schedule.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association's press tour, Abrams said: ''We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep. We're full steam ahead.''

Abrams and Kasdan took over writing duties from 'Little Miss Sunshine' scribe Michael Arndt - who left the project over creative differences - last year.

The 'Star Trek' helmer also revealed he has been in talks with 'Breaking Bad' actor Jesse Plemons for one of the leading roles in the new 'Star Wars' film.

He said: ''He is one of the actors that we've talked to but it's not often that I read about actors that I'm going to be meeting.

''I get to read articles about actors who are going to come in. And so I get to see someone and say, 'Oh, I read that I was going to see you!' ''

Abrams dismissed the likelihood of the seventh chapter being shot with IMAX, although he would use it ''in the right situation''.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the director explained: ''The problem with IMAX is that it's a very loud camera. It's a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera.

''You can't really do intimate scenes with it. It's slow. They break down often. But we're going to be shooting this next movie on film.''

'Star Wars: Episode VII' is due out on December 18, 2015.

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What's Behind the Struggle to Save Film Stock?

Sep 18 2014 2:26pm CDT | Source: yahoo

Big-name directors like Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams are throwing their influence into a plan to rescue film stock from th ...
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Bad Robot Reveals Star Wars DC Easter Egg [VIDEO]

Sep 18 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: slash film

DC and Marvel don’t seem likely to cross paths on the big screen any time soon. But DC and Star Wars is another story. Bad Robot revealed today that there’s a little bit of DC right there in Star Wars Episode VII. Hit the jump to see the Star Wars DC Easter egg. Bad Robot tweeted the video below, titled “HUNKA JUNK,” with the hashtag #STARWARSvBATMANvSUPERMAN. At first, it just looks like a nice view of the Millennium Falcon… and then the camera moves under the ship, the music morphs ...
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The STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and BATMAN V SUPERMAN War Continues with a First Official Look at the Return of the Millennium Falcon

Sep 18 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Collider

Directors J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder have been going back-and-forth online by parodying their respective blockbusters, Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Snyder struck the most recent blow by showing a Stormtrooper getting arrested for hi-jacking Batman's ride.  Abrams has retorted in a way that will be tough to top.  He's stolen the Batmobile back and placed it on the underside of the Millenniu ...
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Star Trek 3 Shooting Within 6 Months Says Spock

Sep 18 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: ign

Zachary Quinto has revealed he expects Star Trek 3 to start shooting within the next six months. The actor, who portrays the iconic Spock in the franchise, made the revelation while appearing on NBC’s Today show, admitting that things are starting to get moving. “I think it’s on the horizon,” he said, adding that “things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months.” The next installment in the series will be th ...
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Daniels Talks C-3PO's Look in Episode VII

Sep 17 2014 12:03pm CDT | Source: ign

C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels has revealed that he won't just be voicing the lovable (but sometimes irritating) protocol droid in Star Wars: Episode VII, but actually acting as him in a practical suit as well. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Daniels said that director J.J. Abrams initially asked if he'd be up for just voicing C-3PO. That drew an emphatic no from Daniels. "He knew I’d say that," said Daniels ...
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VIDEOS: John Boyega is on set! Rebel Base Footage Captured on Instagram

Sep 15 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

This week has been both wonderful and excruciating for fans eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars: Episode VII. One of Daisy Ridley's costumes has been sketched out, we got an aerial look at the new X-Wings and the Millennium Falcon, and today, two new videos capturing filming in-progress have leaked, from the set at RAF Greenham Common, a former Royal Air Force station in Berkshire, England. Check them o ...
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Which New Star Wars VII Cast Member Is Totally J.J. Abrams' Lucky Charm?

Sep 15 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

This past weekend, actor Greg Grunberg (best known for his role as telepath cop Matt Parkman on Heroes) announced that he will be joining the plethora of stars on the bill for Star Wars: Episode VII. A friend of J.J. Abrams since kindergarten, the star replied to an inquiring follower, who probably followed his career just a tad more closely than the rest of us: Yes @smgulz it IS safe to assume I have a role in #StarW ...
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Star Wars Bits: Set Photos Reveal New X-Wing; Plus Simon Pegg, Luke Skywalker Spoilers and Football

Sep 12 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Some very cool Star Wars Episode VII set photos have been taken, and some very interesting rumors and lots of cool trivia have all shown up online. Below, read about the following. A new kind of X-Wing Fighter was spotted by drones flying over the Star Wars Episode VII set. Photos of Star Wars extras, in costume, have been taken from a great distance. Simon Pegg‘s daughter inspired J.J. Abrams and “saved Star Wars.” Hasbro has begun working on Episode VII toys. R ...
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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Aerial Set Photos Reveal More Starfighters

Sep 12 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

When it comes to a sprawling space opera franchise like Star Wars, the spacecraft that the characters use to travel in are practically characters in their own right. Filming on Disney’s first entry in the series, Star Wars: Episode VII, has been ongoing for several months now, and in that time we’ve seen plenty of glimpses of the spacecraft that will be appearing in the next chapter of the Star Wars story ...
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Mark Ruffalo Asked Rian Johnson for a 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Role

Sep 11 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Production has resumed on Star Wars: Episode VII, but after some big leaks hit the web before the project went on hiatus for a few weeks, it seems the lid is even tighter on mystery box of the sci-fi sequel from director J.J. Abrams. So since we don't have any new stuff about Episode VII (besides some aerial photos of the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing making the rounds), it's never too early to start talking about Episode VIII. We already know that Looper director Rian Jo ...
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