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Toy Story 3 Screenwriter to do Star Wars: Episode VII
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
991 posts
Lucasfilm confirmed the rumors: Michael Arndt, the award-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 has been given the green light to write the script for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film.

Not sure if good or not.. he did get an Oscar though

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12:12pm 13/11/12 Permalink
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thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10463 posts
Hard to say how it plays out given how little we know. Will he come up with a story or just write the script? Will he be the only writer? Who else can change the script?
There will probably be a committee of people pouring over this thing and amending it. Maybe that's a good thing, nobody dared to tell Lucas how to suck eggs in Episode 1, and look what you got.
12:24pm 13/11/12 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
2860 posts
I hope no one from the original series makes a return cameo.
12:44pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10689 posts
I hope no one from the original series makes a return cameo.


It's Star Wars: Episode VII not Star Wars 2: Episode I.

Mark, Carrie and Harrison were in talks with George before the sale.
12:47pm 13/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16177 posts
the actors have already said they would be willing to appear and rumour has it that luke, leia and han are in arndt's screenplay.
12:47pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10691 posts
Lando better be back too!
12:49pm 13/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
993 posts
It's Star Wars: Episode VII not Star Wars 2: Episode I.

Mark, Carrie and Harrison were in talks with George before the sale.


I think it would be awesome to get the original cast back to be honest... even if they're not the main focal point of the story... would still be awesome.
12:50pm 13/11/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6978 posts
i've never seen toy story 3 or little miss sunshine but i am going to go ahead & assume that it's going to be pretty f**n bad.
12:51pm 13/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
994 posts
i've never seen toy story 3 or little miss sunshine but i am going to go ahead & assume that it's going to be pretty f**n bad.


Both are actually pretty decent movies, I think the main beef is over the fact that he doesn't seem to be a fitting writer for SW franchise.
12:55pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10692 posts
Toy Story 3 is #54 on IMDb and LMS has a rating of 7.9...
12:56pm 13/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16179 posts
toy story 3 was awesome
01:20pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
21051 posts
I liked Toy Story 3 as well. Twas a lot more interesting than the first two. Also I don't wanna see any of the original cast back in the movie. I'd prefer something totally new and not a continuation of the other six. And the idea of it revolving around Han and Leia's kid/s sounds like such a dumb idea if that's what they are planning.
01:36pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7497 posts
Yes, but I can't imagine lightsabers and slap-stick comedy going together when it's not Lego Star Wars.
02:12pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34550 posts
i've never seen toy story 3 or little miss sunshine but i am going to go ahead & assume that it's going to be pretty f**n bad.


toy story 3 is one of hte best moofies ever made.

i challenge any grown man to watch it and not cry!

I CHALLENGE THEM@!
02:24pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20184 posts
02:47pm 13/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
995 posts
Really hope this isn't truehttp://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/357610/Darth-Vader-to-be-resurrected


How the f*** are they going to do that?

I can think of a few ways... but most of them seem terrible.
03:40pm 13/11/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1248 posts
For all those people wanting to see the original cast, remember how well Indy IV turned out. Be careful what you wish for...

Bah, bringing back Vader sucks so hard. Ruins the end of Jedi.
03:44pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10693 posts
LOL you idiots.

How did Obi Wan feature in episodes V and VI?
05:40pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10694 posts
Don't take it so literally.
05:44pm 13/11/12 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6982 posts
yer.. but if the intention is to have vader as anarkin the jedi ghost, then why does the article say "the evil vader will grace the big screen again"? it's not darth vader unless he's a sith.
05:48pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10695 posts
Maybe Anakin's force ghost has a split personality because he was evil for so long.

But it sounds more like the reporter is misinterpreting it.

Who the f*** knows at this stage?
05:50pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10696 posts
Here's a theory... one of their kids will take on the mantle of Darth Vader. Perhaps even being manipulated by the ghost of Palpatine.

* BOOK SPOILER *

In the books Han and Leia's eldest son Jacen turned to the dark side and killed Luke's wife Mara Jade.

last edited by dais at 17:55:31 13/Nov/12
05:52pm 13/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10697 posts
Then Obi Wan, Yoda and Anakin will kill Palpatine's ghost.

lulz

last edited by dais at 17:59:14 13/Nov/12
05:57pm 13/11/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10464 posts
Haha yeah good point about Indiana Jones 4, I don't want Star Wars turning into something with surprise sons and aliens.
06:04pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2418 posts
Guys... Why are you worrying? Star wars EU has quality worlds and lore out the wazoo, DISNEY is working on it, goerge lucas is hands-off giving nothing but constructive criticism, it's got a mad screenwriter...

Who cares about details like this faux or not? It's gonna rock your world.
06:13pm 13/11/12 Permalink
XaartaX
Adelaide, South Australia
508 posts
Wha.. so they're not basing it on the Timothy Zahn series of books.. =(
06:25pm 13/11/12 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
6234 posts
they aren't basing it on ANY of the books. It's an entirely new story.

Sometimes I think I'm the only person who is actually excited for this.
07:34pm 13/11/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21804 posts
In big news that has almost guaranteed awesomeness, Lawrence Kasdan has been signed up as a writer

Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have closed deals to write installments of the new Star Wars trilogy, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The pair will write either Episode VIII or Episode IX -- their exact division of responsibilities is yet to be determined -- and also will come aboard to produce the films.


He was a writer on Empire and Jedi, as well as being one of the main engines behind Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is really good news... when I first heard about these new Star Wars I was hoping they would get him involved.

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05:04pm 21/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16223 posts
really good news
05:07pm 21/11/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21805 posts
The big news I am waiting for is who is directing. I have a feeling it's going to be Spielberg now that Kasdan is on board.
05:35pm 21/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20255 posts
Didn't Speilburg already come out and say hes not interested though?
06:11pm 21/11/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21806 posts
Damn, yes he did :(

edit: though reading that article it doesn't exactly make it sound like an impossibility.
06:21pm 21/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16224 posts
they're pretty close to having a director, according to frank marshall, who said they're down to just a couple of candidates.
06:49pm 21/11/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6180 posts
If Kasdan is on board then it might be ok.

Star wars, for me anyway, starts and finishes with the unmolested versions of the Original Trilogy.

Those other films are are the fecal splatter of a mad man.
08:19pm 21/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1768 posts
I don't know the detail, but isn't it the case that it's Lucas who f***ed up the 3 newer films? And he didn't really create all the awesomeness in the original trilogy?

So as long as he's not involved it has a good chance of being dandy?
08:29pm 21/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1036 posts
I don't know the detail, but isn't it the case that it's Lucas who f***ed up the 3 newer films? And he didn't really create all the awesomeness in the original trilogy?So as long as he's not involved it has a good chance of being dandy?


It's all speculation until the movie is released really... even when you get projects with "s*****" directors, cast and writers... sometimes they come out being quite awesome. Opposite end of the scale, put all the big names and dollar dollar bills behind it and it still turns out to be total wank...
08:46pm 21/11/12 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
219 posts
Would be nice to have film adaptations of the Heir to the Empire (Grand Admiral Thrawn) series of books by Timothy Zahn. Best Star Wars books out there.

Who would you want as director?
09:51pm 21/11/12 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3654 posts
Michael bay
09:55pm 21/11/12 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5136 posts
i vote joss whedon. then get nathan fillion to play space cowboy jedi
10:11pm 21/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16229 posts
joss whedon is too busy with all the marvel movies.
10:14pm 21/11/12 Permalink
Viper119
UK
1769 posts
James Cameron?
David Fincher
Peter Jackson
10:24pm 21/11/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2200 posts
I would put money down that I'm probably the biggest starwars fan on qgl.

Firstly, I don't mind that Disney has the rights to this. They have made good movies and have some good writers on board with this so yeah no problem there.

secondly, IF they decide to carry on the original story even if its loosely based on it im cool with that, and it would be even cooler if some of the original cast made a return. For example luke could teach his sister the ways of the force and she becomes a jedi. I have read rumors many years ago that in one of the planned books that never got put forward luke turns to the dark side but lia manages to turn him back. In some comics bobba fett also returns and flys out of the sarlac pit.

I would imagine they would keep the empire side of things around but try a different strategy to gain galaxy control other than just trying to make a huge space station without the dark side influence.

Honestly who knows where they might go with it but il still watch it I just hope it stays tru to the original story or at least has some good connection with it.
11:07pm 21/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16230 posts
James Cameron?
David Fincher
Peter Jackson


too busy with avatar sequels.
nfi what he's doing
too busy with the last 2 hobbit movies.
11:08pm 21/11/12 Permalink
reload!
Brisbane, Queensland
6988 posts
11:13pm 21/11/12 Permalink
TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
4012 posts
Michael Arndt, the award-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3

Noooooooooooooooooooooo.....
11:58pm 21/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20256 posts
Apparently Matthew Vaughn (guy who directed Kickass and X-men: First Class) is rumoured to be a hot contender, because he was signed up to do a sequel for X-Men: First Class then dropped out suddenly for undisclosed reasons, and "inside sources" are saying it was because he was offered Star Wars. Its likely bulls***, but I wouldn't mind that, I've liked the stuff hes done so far and he can film good action with a bit of humour without it becoming childish.
12:44am 22/11/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
6862 posts
And Stardust, so he can do fancy adventures too.
12:51am 22/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10739 posts
First Class and Kick-Ass were both really good. In a way it is a shame it's not someone super magnificent like Spielberg, but if it's Vaughn that is at least promising.

The next X-Men is being directed by Bryan Singer!
12:55am 22/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16232 posts
First Class and Kick-Ass were both really good.


so was stardust which he also directed.

Noooooooooooooooooooooo.....


i guess you've never seen those movies? i haven't seen little miss sunshine, but toy story 3 was excellent.
10:11am 22/11/12 Permalink
Ivonin
Brisbane, Queensland
1129 posts
I would love to see a Fincher SW.

F*** it, what's Tarintino doing?
05:36pm 27/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16265 posts
someone asked him if he would be interested. his response:

No, sorry. Especially if Disney’s going to do it. I’m not interested in the Simon West version of Star Wars.

06:24pm 27/11/12 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6191 posts
Fincher was a spfx monkey on Return of the Jedi.
08:27pm 27/11/12 Permalink
funky
Brisbane, Queensland
1749 posts
neill blomkamp! i loved district 9
08:41pm 27/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10777 posts
Yeah District 9 was excellent.
12:17am 28/11/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34632 posts
F*** it, what's Tarintino doing?


no. just no.
07:42am 28/11/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13154 posts


I think it would be awesome to get the original cast back to be honest... even if they're not the main focal point of the story... would still be awesome.


Having Leonard Nimoy play the original Spock in the Star Trek remake totally made that movie. Hopefully the same will happen here.

Also, +1 for Whedon as director that'd be awesome.
09:20am 28/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20288 posts
As much as I love Whedon and his work, I don't want a Star Wars movie that feels like Firefly, I want a Star Wars movie that feels like Star Wars.
10:38am 28/11/12 Permalink
Nerf Lord
Brisbane, Queensland
6892 posts
Mal sort of was Han Solo, as a counter point.
11:27am 28/11/12 Permalink
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