In an update to yesterday's post
about Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3
, Little Miss Sunshine
) writing the next installment of the Star Wars
saga, Lucasfilm confirmed on StarWars.com that it's official
: Arndt is writing the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII
, slated for release in 2015. No news yet on a title, but the Oscar-winner has been meeting with George Lucas and new Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy for story conferences. The wheels are in motion, ladies and gentlemen -- new Star Wars
movies are totally happening. (via Deadline
) — Jamie
Nothing is official yet, but Vulture is reporting that a possible candidate to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII is Michael Arndt, an Oscar winner for writing Little Miss Sunshine and a nominee for the emotionally-charged Toy Story 3. Arndt, according to Vulture, wrote a 40-50-page treatment for the next installment of George Lucas' classic franchise and Disney/Lucasfilm liked it a lot. Even better, the writer had been working on this before the merger last week, so they didn't have to vet a bunch of losers first!
But seriously -- Michael Arndt might be perfect for this.
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