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John Williams to begin work on Star Wars: Episode VII in two weeks?

October 7th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

John Williams has confirmed that he will be starting work on EP VII in two weeks!

Facebook user Chris Kowalski sent this titbit: “Went to see John Williams conduct the Milwaukee symphony last night and he confirmed he is starting work on EP VII in two weeks!”

Kowalski also took a few photographs and recorded a short YouTube clip (which has sadly been removed) where you can hear Williams talk about Episode VII from the performance in Milwaukee.

A fan who knows a thing or two about composing also has this to say to “Yes, the maestro himself said that he would begin work on Ep VII but this means the very beginning of the process. He would start thinking up and creating new themes as necessary depending upon the storyline needs. I’m surprised by this as usually JW wants to “see” what he is writing for before it is being created.

“Until there is a rough cut, the next step of writing cues does not take place. It is possible that a rough cut of what has been filmed thus far does exist, still surprised though. Then you have orchestrating and copying of parts (which can happen quickly), then recording. I truly believe recording isn’t going to happen till next summer at the earliest.

BUT . . . if a trailer was to come out with a new theme attached THAT would have to recorded earlier if you get my drift. (Think “Duel of the Fates” or “Across the Stars”)”

It is no secret that Williams likes to start on projects relatively early composing with as little as a couple of scenes and typically for a May release, he will start work in early spring. It seems highly unlikely that there is a rough cut of the film just yet. Celebration Anaheim is in April next year, so it is possible that some scenes are being shown to Williams so he can work on a teaser trailer before the end of the year holidays.

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.

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