Last we heard from the Star Wars front, Michael Arndt was writing the script for Episode VII, even before J.J. Abrams was officially announced as the franchise’s new director. However, it seems that the writing is changing hands and the new writers will be Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrhams. According to a press release on StarWars.com:
“I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script,” states Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “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. J.J. of course is an incredible storyteller in his own right. Michael Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point and we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production.”
Lawrence Kasdan is a great addition to the Star Wars team, having multiple Lucas-films under his belt, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, AND Return of the Jedi.
On an unrelated note, a rare 3 minute blooper reel from the original Star Wars movie has just been released. It was included in “The Making of Star Wars (Enhanced Edition)” E-book by J.W Rinzler. Here it is:
I’ll also take this opportunity to showcase my favorite fan-made posters for the new movie. Congrats to the creators for making these really cool posters.