Director of the up and coming Star Wars Episode VII, J.J. Abrams, has confirmed that he has finished the script for his new film and that the next step is to go forth into production.
When talking about where he is with the film, Abrams said “We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep. Full steam ahead, y’know.”
Abrams later added that he had discussed a role with Jesse Plemons (known for his appearance in Breaking Bad) for the film, saying “He is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah” before adding:
“It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting … that 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’m going to see you.’ … It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening. It’s a lot of noise.”
Abrams also commented on whether or not the film would be shot in IMAX.
“In the right situation I would. 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.”
While many rumours have amassed over the recent months, one in particular has surfaced regarding a certain actress for a role. Judi Dench is rumoured to play Star Wars character Mon Mothma in Episode VII, though this is only speculation at this time. However regarding the ever closing release date, expect these rumours to be put to rest over the next 12 months.