New Star Wars Film On Course To Begin Shooting By Early 2014

Great news Star Wars fans (or bad new depending on where you sit on the Star Wars re-boot fence), because we have a rough idea of how the next chapter of the Disney-owned franchise will unfold. It should be sticking to it's 2015 release date, with the finished project possibly happening relatively sooner than some had thought, producer Bryan Burk told Collider.

Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams is currently promoting his most recent film, Star Trek: Into Darkness, however it is also known that he is working equally as hard on his other sci-fi franchise reboot. He and writer Michael Arndt are said to be bringing the script to it's final form, with the studio still deciding locations for the shoot as Abrams and Arndt's work progresses. Burke described the current status mode of the movie as a 'free-flowing thing,' moving at it's own pace but moving promisingly nonetheless. We assume that's a good thing.

JJ Abrams
JJ Abrams is working hard on both of his sci-fi reboots.

Burke isn't the only one whose been talking about Star Wars recently either, as a recent Luke Skywalker lookalike contest was crashed by the greatest Luke Skywalker lookalike of all time, Mark Hamill. The actor, who is well known for his disdain of the sci-fi series, was at the CapeTown Film Festival in Los Angeles this weekend to talk Star Wars old and new with the fans.

During the discussions, he revealed that he met with George Lucas prior to the announcement of more Star Wars to talk about the presentation of the movie and how he hopes the CGI effects fit more seamlessly onto the screen than some of the prequel ones did. He also revealed Lucas' original plans to create "four trilogies of twelve [movies],” and as far as he knows this is still the plan. Although he did make sure to say that he's sure that any future film will be much better than The Phantom Menace, not that that's the highest bar to set yourself.

Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill didn't like Phantom Menace either, who've thought it.


Contactmusic

Tags: Star Wars - Jj Abrams - Mark Hamill


Editors Recommendations

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Some bands are worth getting excited about and, with the festival season well under way...

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus is still receiving hospital treatment for "severe allergic reaction...

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Peaches Geldof, who suddenly died at the beginning of this month (April 7th)...

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On "The Voice"

We never would have pegged Gwen Stefani as the reality talent panelist type...

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help "X-Men" Marketing

As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have...

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Prince and Warner Bros, Records seem to have put their differences aside...

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been...

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga


More recommendations

Comments

Star Wars Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Star Wars

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All