Writer confirmed for Episode VII!!!!

dis-vaderLast week, when the news avalanched onto the internet announcing Disney's acquiring of Lucasfilm and their official greenlighting of Star Wars: Episode VII- set for release in 2015- there was quiet anticipation.

After three dogshit prequels, countless "reimaginings" of the original three (as well as the prequels in their new 3-D forms), fans of the beloved franchise are a little gun-shy about any sort of new Star Wars product.

But Disney seems intent on making sure that they put those concerns at ease…

 Michael Arndt, author of Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine (Both movies he was nominated for an Oscar for writing. He won for Little Miss Sunshine), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, has been confirmed to be writing Episode VII of the Star Wars series.

 Disney-Star-Wars-hybridWhat's more, in the announcement that Ardnt will be writing the highly anticipated continuation of the beloved saga, it was also confirmed that he has in fact written a 40-50- page treatment for the new movie.

 And the good news keeps coming…

The same rumor mill that was proven right in their leak of Ardnt's penning the latest Star Wars installment also claimed that the new story- which takes place many years after the Return of the Jedi, and brings back to the franchise a very old Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia (while nothing has been made official, both Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford have been rather open about their willingness to reprise their legendary roles.)

Oh, and the treatment is being shopped around to the swingingest dicks in Hollywood: Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg (Lucasfilm's co-chair Kathleen Kennedy's former producing partner) and J.J. Abrams.

Long ago in the galaxy far, far, away…


This is promising news…


 A new set of films, with a writer that's no0t George Lucas, being shot by a yet to be determined director (and while the names being tosses about are no doubt outstanding, for a few years now I had fancied the idea of Duncan Jones- the brilliant director of Moon and Source Code and son of the Thin White Duke- to helm the new franchise).


And did we mention that Lucas' ham handed fingerprints wont be anywhere near this???


No cutsie nonsense… no jive talking gungans… and a writer so versed in the Star Wars canon he lectures about it (he believes that the original Star Wars was a perfect film).





What could possibly go wrong… 


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