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Star Wars: Episode VII to Hit Theaters on December 18, 2015

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Star Wars: Episode VII has received a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015. The film will be also released in 3D. Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said,

“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday film going season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture.”

Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.

J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Announced as Star Wars: Episode VII Screenwriters

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Yesterday, Lucasfilm, announced that screenwriter, Michael Arndt, was not longer going to be a credited writer on the upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode VII. The studio has named Lawrence Kasdan and director J.J. Abrams as the new writers for the screenplay.

According to the official press release, Kasdan and Abrams have taken over the screenwriting duties for the project but gives no reason why Arndt is no longer attached.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, said,

“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 for production.”

Kasdan has already been serving as a consultant on Star Wars: Episode VII and is described as a “veteran of several classic Lucasfilm productions.” He wrote the screenplay for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as well as served as a co-screenwriter for “The Empire Strikes Bad” and “Return of the Jedi.”

Abrams is a critically acclaimed director and screenwriter who is known for his science fiction works such as “Super 8,” “Fringe” and “Lost.”

Shooting is scheduled to begin Spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios for an expected 2015 release. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Location scouting, production design, casting, and costume design are already underway on “Episode VII.” A team of gifted artists are working to bring the latest installment of the “Star Wars” saga, including director of photography Dan Mindel (“Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek”), production designers Rick Carter (“Lincoln,” “Avatar”) and Darren Gilford (“Oblivion,” “TRON: Legacy”), costume designer Michael Kaplan (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”), special effects supervisor Chris Corbould (“Skyfall,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), sound designer Ben Burtt (“Lincoln,” “Star Wars: Episodes I-VI”), re-recording mixer Gary Rydstrom (“Jurassic Park,” “Saving Private Ryan”), supervising sound editor Matthew Wood (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Master”) of Skywalker Sound, and visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett (“Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”) of Industrial Light & Magic. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Jason McGatlin (“Tintin,” “War of the Worlds”) serving as executive producers.

Bad Robot Moving Forward Star Wars: Episode VII

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A few months ago we learned that the next installment in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII, would be filmed at Pinewood Studios in London. However, it appeared that director J.J. Abrams was unsatisfied with the location and wanted to move it to Los Angeles.  Continue reading Bad Robot Moving Forward Star Wars: Episode VII

Chloe Grace Moretz, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost Talk Star Wars: Episode VII

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It is not surprising that several actors have shown interest in Star Wars: Episode VII. I mean who wouldn’t want to be in the project, honestly? But this week Chloe Grace Moretz, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, all spoke out about their interest in the film. Continue reading Chloe Grace Moretz, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost Talk Star Wars: Episode VII