Friday, November 8, 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015

And so..without a solid script nailed down, Disney announces the release date for Star Wars: Episode VII. That's never backfired for anyone before! All nerdy negativity aside, I'm wondering how other mega Star Wars fans are getting on with the promise of a whole new Star Wars universe opening up before them. On one hand, these projects will attract the best talent THE WORLD has to offer, putting our favorite creators at the wheel of fantastic new stories of Jedi and Sith in eternal conflict. On the other, there's no guarantees the new stories won't attempt to rewrite the past..and everything we love. TERROR!! Here's the first strike...

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek)and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.

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