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J.J. Abrams says Star Wars: Episode VII script is done

January 19th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

J.J. Abrams spoke Sunday at the TCA (Television Critics Association) summer press tour, where he’s promoting his new NBC series, Believe.

The Wrap got a chance to talk to the director about Star Wars: Episode VII. He confirms that the script is completed and its full steam ahead:

“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.”

When asked if he will direct the full trilogy or just one film:

“I’m just focusing on ‘Episode VII’ right now.”

He dodged the question like Han Solo swerving the Millennium Falcon out of an asteroid’s path.

When asked about rumored actor Jesse Plemons:

“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.”

Abrams was also addressed about the potential of the film being shot on IMAX:

“In the right situation, I’d like to use IMAX again.  The problem with IMAX is that it’s a very loud camera.  It’s a very unreliable camera.  Only so much film can be in the camera.  You can’t really do intimate scenes with it.  It’s slow.  They break down often.  Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of that, so there may be a version one day.  But, we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film.”
When asked about the craziest Episode VII rumors he’s heard:
“There’ve been so many of them,” he said. “It’s amazing to see how many there are. … But it’s sweet because it shows that there’s an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. But it is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out that people often then write commentaries about. How happy they are, how disappointed they are about something that is completely false. It’s a lot of noise, frankly.”

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a script that he wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. The movie is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older versions of their iconic characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film is expected to begin production in Spring of 2014 and will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

Source: The Wrap

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