Sunday, January 19, 2014

Abrams Confirms Episode VII Script is Complete, Talks Plemons, IMAX, and Rumors


By: Dominic Jones

At long last, it seems JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have finished the script for Star Wars Episode VII.  Abrams spoke at the Television Critics Association summer press tour and confirmed that the script is done saying, "We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep". 

Abrams also touched on the recent rumour that he had spoken with Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons about a part in Episode VII saying, 

"He is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah.  It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting.  I get to read articles about actors who were going to come in, so I get to see someone and say, 'Oh, I read that I was going to see you.  It’s very nice to see you.'  It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening.  It’s just a lot of noise"

While this is far from a confirmation about Plemons being in the film, it does contradict what Plemons himself said the SAG Awards, when he called the rumor "crazy".  Though if JJ is saying it, then it's probably true.

Abrams also addressed the sheer amount of rumors that have surrounded the film saying,

"God, there have been so many of them, honestly.  I don’t know.  But, it’s amazing to see how many there are.  It’s really remarkable.  But, it’s sweet because it shows that there’s an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there.  It is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out that people then often write commentaries about how happy they are or how disappointed they are about something that’s completely false.  But, it’s a lot of noise, frankly."

Abrams was also addressed about the potential of the film being shot in IMAX to which he responded,

"In the right situation, I’d like to use IMAX again.  The problem with IMAX is that it’s a very loud camera.  It’s a very unreliable camera.  Only so much film can be in the camera.  You can’t really do intimate scenes with it.  It’s slow.  They break down often.  Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of that, so there may be a version one day.  But, we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film."

So there you have it.  Abrams certainly addressed a lot there, though of all it I think the fact that the Episode VII script is done is by far the most exciting.  It's exciting to think that somewhere right now someone could be reading the script for Star Wars Episode VII.


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