Vulture has reported that a few of their trusted sources have informed them that Oscar winning screenwriter, Michael Arndt, has already submitted a “40-50” treatment for Star Wars Episode VII. Supposedly he’s been working on this script for quite some time, so one would have think that he’ll at least be one of the main writers of the next Star Wars film. According to the same sources, Arndt’s treatment focuses on a much older Luke, Han, and Leia, so if it pans out the original 3 may get back together after all.
I guess it’s a good thing Ford and Fisher both said they’d be willing to return to their Star Wars roots, and I don’t think Hamil would mind either. Let’s be honest, it’s not like Hollywood has been knocking down their doors lately!
This Arndt dude doesn’t sound to shabby either considering that he won an Oscar for Little Miss Sunshine, as well as writing the screenplays for Toy Story 3, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He definitely has some street cred, but I wonder if he has the geek cred; if you know what I mean? I’ll make sure to follow this development as best I can. It does feel good to be thinking about the allure of a new Star Wars trilogy, even if Disney is now in charge. You’ve been feeling like it’s 1998…
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