Star Wars Episode VII script almost there

Star Wars Episode VII script almost there

Star Wars Episode VII appears to be contending with its fair share of pre-production delays, we recently heard the news that script writers had changed from Michael Arndt over to the duo Lawrence Kasdan and JJ Abrams.

With a change in writers likely comes a change in direction for the film, and it appears that a script isn’t likely to be turned into Disney by Lucasfilm until in the New Year. It has also been reported that without a script, no specific production budget is attached at this stage, however Disney expects it to be in the vicinity of $200 million.

While the approach to the production of Episode VII is likely to differ from the prequel trilogy, (JJ has announced his intention to use more physical sets that what George Lucas did in Episodes I – III), they will no doubt still contain a huge amount of visual effect shots, meaning a lengthy post-production period required on the film.

As a reference point a prequel trilogy film spent approximately 18 months in post-production after filming was complete. Assuming approximately a six-week principal photography period with a few months more pre-production and things are starting to look a little tight for the planned release date of December 2015.

That said some films have certainly come together well within a two-year period before, so no need to start worrying just yet!

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.