STAR WARS EPISODE VII Script Is Complete; Abrams Confirms Plemons Talks
The last bit of news we heard on the Star Wars Episode VII script was that award-winning scribe Michael Arndt had been removed from the project, with JJ Abrams and long-time Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasden taking over the writing duties. There have since been numerous rumors surrounding this new script, most of them stating that the writing duo had shifted the focus from the younger generation to the famed trio of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Leia. We still don’t have confirmation on that, but is seems a safe bet.
Today, while making the rounds on the Television Critics Association tour, Abrams revealed that the script is now complete and they are headed towards production.
“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” Abrams told TheWrap. “Full steam ahead, y’know.”
The cryptic and oft-time secretive director also confirmed that he has had discussions with Jesse Plemons, star of the hit shows Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights. The actor was rumored to be up for one of the male leads for the film last week. This news confirms that the two have met, but he wouldn’t confirm whether he was lock or not.
“He is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah,” Abrams said. “But, you know. It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting… that 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’m going to see you.’ … It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening. It’s a lot of noise.”
The director also discussed how he plans on filming the highly anticipated sequel. For those hoping to see the film in IMAX, don’t hold your breath, as Abrams has stated he’ll be using traditional film. While he’d like to shoot in IMAX, he has issues with the reliability and capabilities of the camera. That being the case, he plans on sticking to traditional format.
Seems like things are finally moving along swimmingly for Abrams and with production creeping ever closer, we should start to hear some official casting news soon. Maybe we can finally get info on whether Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will make their expected return.
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Source : The Wrap