Star Wars Episode VII screenwriter?

Star Wars Episode VII screenwriter?

Star Wars Episode VII rumours and speculation continue to run rampant across the internet with comments from the cast of the original trilogy, to story and director speculation, to pondering the fate of the Clone Wars animated series.The latest news to rear up is concerning a possible screenwriter for Episode VII with claims that Michael Arndt has turned in a substantial treatment regarding the franchise that covers the next three films all to be released prior to 2020.

Arndt has a number of writing credits to his name including ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, ‘Toy Story 3’, and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’. Not much sci/fi-fantasy in the mix though definitely some well written films.

To add more speculation to the Star Wars rumour mill the treatment is supposedly being shopped around to possible directors including Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg, and JJ Abrams.

With so little confirmation regarding any of this speculation what is interesting with this one is Michael Arndt’s love of Star Wars. Arndt happens to lecture on the art of storytelling and includes in depth discussions on the ending of the original Star Wars as being creatively entirely satisfying. Arndt’s credits this to the way in which George Lucas’s script resolves its protagonists goals so closely together (almost simultaneously) at the dramatic finale of the film, closely following the moment of greatest despair.

Lecture’s aside however we are still without any formal comment from Disney or Lucasfilm so we continue to wait on those much sought after details on the new Star Wars trilogy.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.