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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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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood Join J.J. Abrams' 'Westworld'

Jul 23 2014 9:55am CDT | Source: movies.com

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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood will star in the pilot episode of Westworld, based on the 1973 movie starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, and James Brolin. J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan are serving as executive producers for the proposed HBO series. Nolan, who has co-written The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar with his brother, director Christopher Nolan, also created th ...
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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Lead WESTWORLD for HBO

Jul 22 2014 7:03pm CDT | Source: Collider

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TV's the place to be!  That's what award-winning movie actors are starting to learn thanks to the critical and financial success of shows like HBO's Game of Thrones and True Detective.  The cable network's latest series adaptation tackles Westworld, writer-director Michael Crichton's 1973 sci-fi movie that starred Yul Brynner as a malfunctioning Wild West robot at a futuristic adult amusement park.  While HBO could cer ...
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SR Geek Picks: Rocket Raccoon Dreams, Kids React to ‘TMNT,’ & More!

Jul 21 2014 5:28pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the top 10 most hated Disney animated shows of all time; Minecraft in 20 seconds, kids reacting to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Rocket Raccoon dreams; and what realistic portraits of characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender and the Legend Of Korra would look like. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks! To k ...
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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing Design & Contest Details

Jul 21 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

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Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams previously announced the “Force for Change” charity contest via a video from the Episode VII set in Abu Dhabi, thereby revealing part of a practical set for the film in the process. Today, Lucasfilm has unveiled another video announcement featuring Abrams, this time from the Episode VII shoot in London – providing an early look at a practically-built X-Wing, as will be featured in the new live-action Star Wars movie inst ...
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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Reveals Practical X-Wing in Video for “Force for Change”

Jul 21 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Collider

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A couple months ago, director J.J. Abrams revealed "Force for Change", which gave fans a chance to win a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and cameo in the film in exchange for making a donation to UNICEF.  Even if you didn't win the top prize of the visit and the cameo, there were still prize levels based on the amount of your donation, and most importantly, you were contributing to a good cause.  With only four da ...
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X-Wing Appears in New Star Wars: Episode VII Vid

Jul 21 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: ign

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Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams has posted another behind-the-scenes video from the film’s set, this one featuring a first look at one of the new movie’s X-Wing fighter jets. The video has been created to promote ‘Force For Change' – a charitable initiative to support UNICEF. By donating $10 fans will be entered into a competition to win a trip to the set and appear in the movie. In this video, A ...
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‘Star Wars Episode 7′ X-Wing Officially Revealed

Jul 21 2014 7:52am CDT | Source: Slash Film

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To promote the final week of the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, director J.J. Abrams has released a video unveiling the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing. See the video now embedded after the jump to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing design. Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing Here is a screengrab of the Star Wars Episode 7 x-wing: Notice that the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing looks different that the ships we saw in the original trilogy: The circular design o ...
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Hot Trailer: J.J. Abrams Unveils ‘Star Wars VII’ X-Wing Starfighter

Jul 21 2014 7:22am CDT | Source: Deadline

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In this video, director J.J. Abrams unveils the X-Wing Starfighter that will be used in next year’s Star Wars VII, a further enticement to fans to donate to the fundraiser Disney, Abrams’ production company Bad Robot and LucasFilm are running on the website Omaze.com to benefit Unicef’s Innovation Labs and Programs. The fundraiser is also upping the stakes for donors in this final week of what is essentially a giant and very cool raffle on Omaze.com: not onl ...
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J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing Prototype in New Star Wars: Force for Change Video

Jul 21 2014 7:17am CDT | Source: Coming Soon

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On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VI ...
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Star Wars: Episode VII Plot Details Revealed?

Jul 21 2014 3:51am CDT | Source: Empire Online

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Could these be the first clues to Abrams' plans?Director J.J. Abrams has, as you'd expect, been keeping his plans for Star Wars: Episode VII close to his chest and/or under lock and key at Pinewood Studios where he's shooting the film. But word of the rumoured plot of the film has emerged via Badass Digest, and it all sounds extremely promising - although we would stress that this is not by any means an official announcement. The following seems fairly spoiler-free un ...
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