Expect more and more Star Wars Episode VII news and leaks to begin snowballing soon, as the massively anticipated film’s script is now finally complete and the film is deep into pre-production.
How do we know this? Well, director J.J. Abrams let the news leak during the Television Critics Association press tour (he was there promoting his television show for NBC, Believe), stating that “we’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” confirming that the script he and Lawrence Kasdan had been working on is now complete.
Further, he discussed his interest in filming in IMAX, but noted the format might not be right for Episode VII:
The problem with IMAX is 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 these and so there may be a version one day. But we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film.
One bit of further minutiae: Abrams confirmed the rumors that Jesse Plemons was auditioning for a lead role in the film, but didn’t say much more:
He is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah. But, you know, it’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting. I get to read articles about actors who are going to come in. And 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.
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