Director J.J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan have assumed screenwriting duties for Star Wars: Episode VII as pre-production continues for the film.
Longtime Jurassic Park producer Kathleen Kennedy has left the franchise to focus on her new duties as president of Lucasfilm, her husband Frank Marshall confirmed.
Lucasfilm has quickly confirmed that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, will pen Star Wars: Episode VII, which is expected to include appearances by stars of the original trilogy.
George Lucas met with big-name screenwriters, and actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, to discuss a new live-action Star Wars trilogy months before Tuesday’s announcement that Disney is buying Lucasfilm.
Producer Kathleen Kennedy offers an update on the status of Jurassic Park 4, saying she and writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa are working hard to find the write story to tell.