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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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POTD: ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Battery Of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and J.J. Abrams Plus a Cameo

Aug 19 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Slash Film

What you’ve got to love about Twitter are the windows it opens. The way a single tweet can just set your imagination on fire with possibility. Monday night, that happened twice. First as a joke, and then as a photo. The photo featured Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams with his two co-stars, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. It made you dream about the conversations being held between these three. Then, in the background, was someone else. Another fam ...
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Sets Its Premiere Date

Aug 19 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: screen rant

The upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels takes place between the events of Star Wars: Episode III and Episode IV, while exploring the rise of the rebellion against the Galactic Empire from the perspective of the “motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost.” Judging by early footage, Rebels will begin its run as a show geared more towards a young audience, but older Star Wars fans may still want to tune in early on – if only because rumor has it that the series will introduce key ...
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Roberto Orci and Co Finish First Star Trek 3 Draft Script

Aug 19 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: movie pilot

It seems the recent news that the Star Wars franchise would be continued by an additional three movies has somewhat overshadowed the newly rebooted Star Trek film series.Indeed, despite the success of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, there seems to significantly less buzz surrounding the sequel. Regardless, and despite the 'defection' of Star Trek director J.J. Abrams to the rival sci-fi camp, Star Trek 3 is still planned f ...
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This Star Wars Episode 8 News Will Make Your Day

Aug 19 2014 7:55am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Good news, everybody!Y'know how you, me, and pretty much everyone we know feels about the CGI George Lucas added to the Original Star Wars Trilogy? Yup. Like that.Well, it turns out Rian Johnson - set to direct the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII - feels more or less the same way. Speaking on a recent Girls in Hoodies podcast, he spoke at length about practical effects, and how downright awesome they are:“They’re doing so much pr ...
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Star Wars Episode 7: Will Darth Vader ACTUALLY Return?

Aug 18 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Note, potential SPOILERS for Star Wars Episode VII are to be found below - so take care. And only shoot first if it's Greedo.Over the past few months, we've heard a whole lot of rumors regarding Star Wars Episode VII, its cast, its plot, its catering, and pretty much anything and everything you could ever imagine sandwiched in between.And a lot of it - well, a lot of it's been a long, long way from convincing.Re ...
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‘Star Wars’ Rumor Patrol: ‘Episode 7′ Villains Revealed

Aug 15 2014 2:02pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

[This article contains POTENTIAL SPOILERS for Star Wars: Episode VII.] - What do we know for certain about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII? Well, it picks up thirty years after the events in Return of the Jedi, and… that’s about it. However, we do have a growing stack of rumors about the storyline for director J.J. Abrams’ film – and today, we have yet another one to add to the pile. What’s interesting about this one, however, is that it helps to explain where a l ...
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‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Will Resume Shooting Soon

Aug 13 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Just like in the beginning of Return of the Jedi, it took a while, but Han Solo is ready to go again. Harrison Ford‘s leg injury appears to be almost fully healed and after a two week hiatus, Star Wars Episode VII will resume shooting later this month. Read more about the Star Wars 7 filming schedule below. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, which was expected considering the July 6 update revea ...
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'Star Wars Episode VII' Announces Winner for UNICEF's 'Force for Change'

Aug 12 2014 2:05am CDT | Source: ace showbiz

Director J.J. Abrams writes a thank-you note and reveals a new set picture to announce who the lucky fan is. ...
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Droid Hand Teased to End 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Charity Auction

Aug 11 2014 12:10pm CDT | Source: First Showing

We've been following the activity Star Wars: Force for Change fundraiser that was created in coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) because not only is it a great cause, but director J.J. Abrams has been teasing some tidbits from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII along the way. The first video came from a desert market and showed some cool aliens, the next one showed off an X-Wing, and another had Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart fightin ...
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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Gives a (Droid) Hand to Everyone Who Contributed to “Force for Change”; Reveals Winner of Grand Prize

Aug 11 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Collider

Several 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.  The campaign has now wrapped, and it raised $4.26 million for UNICEF Innovation Labs, which will support the equivalent of seven to eight new innovation labs to aid children and families.  While I know few movies are as popular as Star Wars, I would love to see other studios and pr ...
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