When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
Scriptwriter change for Star Wars
Screenwriter Michael Arndt is exiting Star Wars: Episode VII with director JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan assuming scripting duties.
LucasFilms made the unexpected announcement today.
Kasdan co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, making him a revered figure in Star Wars lore. The 64-year-old scribe, who also wrote Raiders Of The Lost Ark, had been serving as a consultant on the film.
Arndt was named the sole screenwriter last year. He won an Oscar for the script to Little Miss Sunshine, and also wrote Toy Story 3 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Shooting for Star Wars: Episode VII is to start in the spring, with the film due out in 2015.