The Star Wars news and rumors are inescapable. The tap has been turned full blast ever since the Disney deal was announced. While there has been a lot of talk about who is and isn’t interested in directing, there hasn’t been much on who would write it- until now. It is being reported that Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt has written a treatment for Episode VII.
Vulture broke the story that Arndt is the leading candidate to write the script. He has reportedly written a 40 to 50 page treatment for the film and is likely to be at least one of the writers when the project begins shooting in 2014. There are some rumors that Arndt has even written a treatment for the new trilogy and has ideas for Episodes VIII and IX.
Vulture also says that the studio is wanting to bring back Luke, Leia, and Han. There aren’t any deals or rumor of deals right now, but all three actors have expressed some interest in returning. Arndt’s treatment is being shopped around to some directors as well. The top three people who are supposedly getting Arndt’s work on their desks are Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg, and J.J. Abrams.
Arndt is a pretty good choice for Star Wars. He has written some great films, and he is a huge Star Wars fan. He runs a class on writing, and uses Star Wars (the real, not the prequel renumbering) Episode I as an example of getting it right. While the writer news is big, it’s exciting to see that Disney has a short list of directors in mind. What do you think about Arndt? Did any of those directors jump out at you?
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Source : Vulture