Earlier it was said that Michael Arndt was going to be the screenwriter on the new Star Wars movies and that Arndt handed in a 40-50 page Star Wars movie treatment.
Now Disney has confirmed that Michael Arndt will indeed be the writer on the new Star Wars Episode VII movie via the official Star Wars movie web site.
MICHAEL ARNDT TO WRITE SCREENPLAY FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
November 09, 2012
As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on StarWars.com, Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have begun story conferences with Arndt. Arndt won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).
For more news about Star Wars: Episode VII — slated for a 2015 release — keep checking StarWars.com.
As the new Star Wars movie is slated for a 2015 release a director should be announced soon.
Recently Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas discussed what they were looking for in a director in a video interview.
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