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New Writers For STAR WARS EPISODE VII; Crew Announced - Movies In Focus
Director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have replaced Michael Arndt as the writers of Star Wars Episode VII. Kasdan, the writer of The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of The Jedi and The Raiders of the Lost Ark (and many other non-Lucasfilm movies) was previously a ‘consultant’ on the film – now he’s penning the script. That’s good news, as Kasdan helped build the Star Wars universe – if there’s anyone who had bring that old-fashioned spark to Episode VII, then it’s him. His work on Empire (with the late Leigh Brackett) is exquisite. This is what Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had to say: “I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script. 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 [...]