Disney buys Lucas Films: Star Wars Episode 7 is coming

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    Writer for Episode VII has been chosen.
    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
    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.

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    "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.

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    He's not writing it...

    Thank god.

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    He's not writing it...

    Thank god.
    I know...but I didn't even want him "conferencing" on it.

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    I know...but I didn't even want him "conferencing" on it.
    That will be his role in all things Star Wars from now on. I don't know how much executive decision making power he will have, but they have said that he will be a creative consultant from here on.

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    That will be his role in all things Star Wars from now on. I don't know how much executive decision making power he will have, but they have said that he will be a creative consultant from here on.
    George...trust your feelings and let go!
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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    George...trust your feelings and let go!
    The interviews he has done on the buyout that was posted on YouTube he looks and acts like he was forced out almost.

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    I know...but I didn't even want him "conferencing" on it.
    He created the mother ****er... It wouldn't be here without his doing.

    He didn't write or direct Empire or Jedi, and look how awesome they were. Especially Empire!

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    He created the mother ****er... It wouldn't be here without his doing.

    He didn't write or direct Empire or Jedi, and look how awesome they were. Especially Empire!
    I know, I know...I just cringe at most of the prequels. I chalk it up to old age...his and mine.

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    I know, I know...I just cringe at most of the prequels. I chalk it up to old age...his and mine.
    The prequels is what happens when he has total control. I just hope that they go on a mission and find a massacre and Jar Jar Binks corpse is displayed like the way Hannibal Lecter did that guard in Silence of the Lambs.

    Only then, will I forgive the prequels being made.

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    Rumors abound. Vader resurrected.
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    Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    I heard about this last night. I will ****ing be pissed if that happens. He's been dead for thirty years leave him dead for the love of everything that is holy. I grew up wanting to watch the continuation of the Luke Skywalker saga not this Anikin/Darth Vader is actually the main character bull shit.
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    He is dead but they could bring him back the way Obi Wan was brought back in V and VI. Or, have 3 sequel episodes and then at the very end have Scooby and the Gang come out and reveal him as Mr. Wickles underneath that mask.


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    Now is the appropriate time for this image.






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    The Star Wars universe is big enough that Vader isn't necessary. Vader is dead. That story is done.

    Move on.
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    Looks like there's a nice rumor out there that the guy who wrote the script for Empire may be writing for the new movies.
    http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/star...script-disney/
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    That's the best possible scenario.

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    Originally Posted by AcousticSoup View Post
    That's the best possible scenario.
    Yes, I agree. I hope he writes 7 and then we can go from there.

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    Kasdan is a solid screenwriter. He also wrote Raiders.
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    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/J-J-A...ars-35305.html

    One of the most high-profile and desirable directing gigs in the business may have been assigned. J.J. Abrams, the mastermind behind the current Star Trek revival, is reportedly set to direct a new episode of Star Wars, now in development at Disney.

    The news comes from The Wrap, where they're citing "an individual with knowledge of the production" and offer no further details. Deadline has chimed in with their own vague source, claiming "it's a done deal with J.J." It's very possible the story will be debunked from either Abrams's Bad Robot or Lucasfilm, but then again, who knows-- the film is set for a 2015 release and should be going into actual pre-production soon, so a director will need to be hired fairly quickly. Now might be the time… but is Abrams the guy?

    He's been on the short list for a lot of fans, including our own Sean O'Connell's, and Abrams himself admitted not long ago that he had conversations with Lucasfilm about the project and "I declined any involvement early on." So either he was lying back then, or he's been convinced to take another look. Or Abrams might just be high not he list of directors that the studio wants, but not necessarily hired. The Wrap reports that Ben Affleck had also been in the running for the job-- with none of this news confirmed, is it possible he still is?

    We'll bring you updates as we get them, but meanwhile let us know what you think of this potential Abrams-handled Star Wars future.
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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/J-J-A...ars-35305.html

    One of the most high-profile and desirable directing gigs in the business may have been assigned. J.J. Abrams, the mastermind behind the current Star Trek revival, is reportedly set to direct a new episode of Star Wars, now in development at Disney.

    The news comes from The Wrap, where they're citing "an individual with knowledge of the production" and offer no further details. Deadline has chimed in with their own vague source, claiming "it's a done deal with J.J." It's very possible the story will be debunked from either Abrams's Bad Robot or Lucasfilm, but then again, who knows-- the film is set for a 2015 release and should be going into actual pre-production soon, so a director will need to be hired fairly quickly. Now might be the time… but is Abrams the guy?

    He's been on the short list for a lot of fans, including our own Sean O'Connell's, and Abrams himself admitted not long ago that he had conversations with Lucasfilm about the project and "I declined any involvement early on." So either he was lying back then, or he's been convinced to take another look. Or Abrams might just be high not he list of directors that the studio wants, but not necessarily hired. The Wrap reports that Ben Affleck had also been in the running for the job-- with none of this news confirmed, is it possible he still is?

    We'll bring you updates as we get them, but meanwhile let us know what you think of this potential Abrams-handled Star Wars future.

    David Lynch would be a better choice.
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    Lucas isn't writing or directing it.

    I'm excited as ****.
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    David Lynch would be a better choice.






    Hmmmmm... you may be onto something.

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    I've never seen this Star Wars thing. Is it worth checking out on Netflix?

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    Disney buys Lucas Films: Star Wars Episode 7 is coming

    Originally Posted by Mississippi Sooner View Post
    I've never seen this Star Wars thing. Is it worth checking out on Netflix?
    !!!
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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    We'll bring you updates as we get them, but meanwhile let us know what you think of this potential Abrams-handled Star Wars future.


    Just....****ing......great.

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    Yeah - it'll look just like that. From here to a couple of other sites the only ****ing is about lens flare.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerSean03 View Post
    Yeah - it'll look just like that. From here to a couple of other sites the only ****ing is about lens flare.
    Some directors believe that the lens flare is like "Cow Bell" and you can always use a little more lens flare.

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    He did a good job with the latest Star Trek movie and the next one looks even better. This should be good, lens flares or not.

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    It could be much worse. Michael Bay directing and there be a bunch of pointless explosions.

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    The flares in the first ST were a stylistic choice. And he's even said he went overboard.

    http://io9.com/5230278/jj-abrams-adm...are-ridiculous

    Seriously - if that's people's main gripe it's a good thing.
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    Originally Posted by SoonerSean03 View Post
    The flares in the first ST were a stylistic choice. And he's even said he went overboard.

    http://io9.com/5230278/jj-abrams-adm...are-ridiculous

    Seriously - if that's people's main gripe it's a good thing.

    http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/s.../star-trek-09/

    to reinforce what you are saying

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    Im not all jacked up about Abrams.

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    The ghey is strong with this one.

    Originally Posted by beelzeBob View Post
    Im not all jacked up about Abrams.

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    Thats not what your daughter said.

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    Give me Christopher Nolan.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerSean03 View Post
    The flares in the first ST were a stylistic choice. And he's even said he went overboard.

    http://io9.com/5230278/jj-abrams-adm...are-ridiculous

    Seriously - if that's people's main gripe it's a good thing.
    He had some lens flares in Super 8 at some critical moments that took me right out of the movie.

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    I don't have a daughter.

    Originally Posted by beelzeBob View Post
    Thats not what your daughter said.

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    He had some lens flares in Super 8 at some critical moments that took me right out of the movie.
    JJ: Yeah, it’s a weird thing. To me, it’s a little bit like on a scene for scene or shot for shot basis where I’m looking for something like there’s an opportunity to not necessarily put a [xx 10:49] up in front of a light. The kneejerk reaction from the director of photography is usually…it’s usually, “OK, we’ve got to flatten that light because it’s going to flare.” I think it’s one of those things that you want to make sure that, obviously, it’s…To me it’s such a cool beautiful image, the light through the glass. There are times that I feel like it sort of adds another kind of smart element, and it’s hard to define. But it is a visual taste that I do like. I think there are a couple shots in Super 8 where I just think I should definitely pull back here or there, but I can’t help myself sometimes.

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    Disney buys Lucas Films: Star Wars Episode 7 is coming

    Originally Posted by SiggyPoke View Post
    It could be much worse. Michael Bay directing and there be a bunch of pointless explosions.
    Michael Bay pointless explosions ...
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    Originally Posted by traxx View Post
    He had some lens flares in Super 8 at some critical moments that took me right out of the movie.
    Really?

    I don't mind seeing the director's artistic vision...it's refreshing.

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    Originally Posted by SiggyPoke View Post
    It could be much worse. Michael Bay directing and there be a bunch of pointless explosions.
    Combine this with Jar Jar Binks, and it would be a feature I would gladly drop eleven bucks on at the theater.
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    When lens flares happen naturally, so be it. When lens flares are added digitally as is the case with Mr. Abraham's aesthetic tastes... death by hanging.
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    Originally Posted by LASooner View Post
    When lens flares happen naturally, so be it. When lens flares are added digitally as is the case with Mr. Abraham's aesthetic tastes... death by hanging.
    If I'm choosing between lens flares and terrible direction, awful casting and obnoxious characters that add nothing, I'll take me some flares.

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    And don't forget a propensity for shaky cam something that made the Bourne series unwatchable.

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    Originally Posted by LASooner View Post
    And don't forget a propensity for shaky cam something that made the Bourne series unwatchable.
    I liked the Bourne movies, though the shaky cam was overdone, especially in the first one. I'll admit, I'm somewhat biased. I'd been a fan of the books for years and thought the original movie fell pretty flat. (Not the original Damon movie, but the old one with Richard Chamberlain I think?)
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    Star Wars on the Island, Mr. Abrams?

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