The STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Script Hasn’t Been Turned in Yet

     December 13, 2013

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While production is poised to begin on Star Wars: Episode VII early next year, it appears that there’s still a bit of script work left to do for the highly anticipated sequel.  We know that Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine scribe Michael Arndt had a treatment prepared when Disney first purchased Lucasfilm and announced plans for more Star Wars films, and while he worked with director J.J. Abrams on the screenplay once Abrams was hired on, it sounds like Arndt’s take on the material is being significantly reworked.

It was announced a few months ago that Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan were taking over scripting duties on Episode VII, and now Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has revealed that he hasn’t yet received the script.  Hit the jump for more.

jj-abrams-star-wars-episode-7Speaking at a Variety breakfast earlier today, Horn told the crowd (via Marc Graser) that he expects to see the script in January, and until then they don’t have an official budget—though he noted that they expect it to be at least $200 million.  Though I’m sure Horn has seen at least something pertaining to Episode VII, it’s telling that the screenplay has not yet been official submitted even though it’s been in development with Abrams’ involvement for nearly a year.  This signifies that Abrams and Kasdan are doing extensive work on the script, and indeed Badass Digest reports that the Arndt script was thrown out and the two started “more or less” from scratch.

Hopefully Abrams’ reworking of the material is for the best and will result in a finished film that delivers the goods to longtime Star Wars fans.  For now, we continue to wait for more official word regarding casting, story, etc.  All will be revealed when Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

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