Writer for Episode VII has been chosen.
Also doing the screenplay for the Hunger Games sequel, an untitled Pixar movie, and some Tom Cruise movie called Oblivion. Not a giant list of previous movies but so far of the 2 movies that have been released both were nominated for Oscars and one won.Was it really just a week ago that Disney acquired Lucasfilm and the new Star Wars trilogy was announced? Because things sure seem to be moving fast ever since. Case in point: Michael Arndt, who was just revealed yesterday to be writing a treatment for the trilogy, has now been confirmed to be penning the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII as well. Plus, pre-production on the film has begun.
Here's the official word, via Star Wars.com:
"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)." via IGN