Abrams Writing Star Wars

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J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) will be co-writing the next Star Wars movie.

Star Wars Episode VII will be released in 2015, with filming to begin in the UK next spring.

The pair is taking over from Michael Arndt, who was announced last November as the sole screenwriter.

“I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script,” said LucasFilm‘s Kathleen Kennedy. “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.”

Source: Deadline

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