Screenwriting change for Star Wars Episode VII

It is a case of one out and two in as screenwriter Michael Arndt (Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Little Miss Sunshine) is replaced by the film’s director J.J Abrams and co-writer of The Empire Strikes BackLawrence Kasdan.

Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy has stated “I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script”. Kasdan knows the Star Wars films very well and having also written Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, he is no stranger to epic adventure.

Michael Arndt is also thought to have written treatments for a further two Star Wars films but the new writing duo may create more buzz going into production at England’s Pinewood studios in Spring next year.

Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled for release in 2015.


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Jonathan went back to university to study Film Journalism in Glasgow in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. Writing for the Edinburgh Internation Film Festival, The Birmingham Review, The Electrolyte Magazine as well as Front Row Reviews he enjoys working across media and if not lambasting folk about politics it's film on his agenda. Working in The Electric Cinema in Birmingham has allowed him to come closer to the medium he loves, his favourite filmmaker is Wong Kar-Wai.

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