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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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Nolan, J.J., & Tarantino Get Studios to Keep Film

Jul 31 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: ign

Whether you were aware or not, Kodak film is on the brink of extinction because of Hollywood's conversion to digital video. But thanks to big-time filmmakers Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams, Quentin Tarantino, and Judd Apatow, Kodak will reportedly stay in business and continue producing movie film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, major Hollywood studios are close to securing a deal with Kodak that keeps fil ...
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1 day ago

Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, and More Band Together to Keep Kodak Film Alive; Deal Being Struck with Studios

Jul 30 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: Collider

Though the rise of digital photography only began a little over a decade ago, the switch to digital has been on an exponential rise in the past few years, which has seen traditional film violently sidelined.  One might think it’d be beneficial to all to have a choice between shooting on digital or on film, and it is, but the final say really comes down to a business decision on the studio’s part.  Shooting digitally is now far cheaper tha ...
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1 day ago

J.J. Abrams, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino Help Keep Film Stock in Production

Jul 30 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Film ain’t dead. It is having a hard time, but that combination of polyester and emulsion that records light with such a warm, natural “feel” still has its adherents. And those acolytes, including major movie industry players such as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and J.J. Abrams, are doing their bit to maintain an active business relationship between studios and Kodak. Now, dealmaking revelations show that studi ...
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1 day ago

Kodak Will Continue To Produce Film Stock Following Pleas From Hollywood

Jul 30 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Celluloid lives to film another day: “After extensive discussions with filmmakers, leading studios and others who recognize the unique artistic and archival qualities of film, we have in place a plan that will enable us to continue production” of film stock, Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke says. The company once famous for photographic ”Kodak moments” will make about 450M linear feet of film — about 1/28 its output in ...
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1 day ago

Wait, So Simon Pegg IS in Star Wars Episode 7?

Jul 30 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Stop all the clocks. Stop the presses. Stop...heck, stop everything.Simon Pegg might actually be in Star Wars Episode VII.And, just to be clear, we don't mean 'Simon Pegg jokingly tweeted a picture of Harrison Ford's parking spot' kind of actually in Star Wars: Damn it! Some bastard stole my parking space! pic.twitter.com/PU0F1grYqL— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) May 14, 2014 This time ...
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2 days ago

Simon Pegg Still Won’t Say He’s Not In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Jul 29 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: slash film

Simon Pegg won’t appear in Star Wars Episode VII, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be part of the film in some other way. In a recent interview, Pegg continued to say what he’s always said about the film. He’s a huge fan, he’s friends with writer director J.J. Abrams, he’s visited the set, but him appearing would take people out of the movie. So he continues to say he won’t be on screen in Episode VII ...
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1 week ago

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

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

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 the su ...
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1 week ago

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Lead WESTWORLD for HBO

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

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 certain ...
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1 week ago

SR Geek Picks: Rocket Raccoon Dreams, Kids React to ‘TMNT,’ & More!

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

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! ...
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1 week ago

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: J.J. Abrams Reveals X-Wing Design & Contest Details

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

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- ...
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