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The plot of Star Wars 7 could get an overhaul as writing staff changes

by James McAllister. Published Fri 25 Oct 2013 16:11, last updated: 25/10/13

Fans of the Star Wars franchise will be pleased to learn that the writing staff on eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII has changed.

The project will now be written by director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan who was a co-writer on both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Kasdan steps up his roll of consultant taking over the roll of screenwriter from Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) who was thanked for a terrific job by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

Kennedy said, “I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script,” adding “There are very few people who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen.”

The film is expected to start shooting in Spring 2014 at Pinewood studios for a 2015 release date, but the change in writers could suggest a complete script overhaul.

Fans have been expressing mixed feelings about the upcoming film, but Lucasfilm have assembled a crew with some impressive pedigree. “we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production.”


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