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Published On: Mon, Jan 20th, 2014

JJ Abrams confirms ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ script done, discusses casting ‘noise’ and IMAX cameras

J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan were expected to turn in a Star Wars Episode VII script in January to the Disney big execs so it’s not surprising that Abrams confirms it is complete.

Additionally he addresses casting rumors and shooting with the IMAX camera.

From 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars' JJ Abrams has his hands full

From ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’ JJ Abrams has his hands full

While promoting his upcoming NBC show Believe. “We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” he said of the sci-fi sequel. “Full steam ahead, y’know.”

Abrams even mentioned briefly the chaotic casting rumors, especially the new ones surrounding Jesse Plemons.

“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.”

Lastly, the Star Trek Into Darkness director spoke about using IMAX cameras for Star Wars 7.

“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.”

Star Wars Episode VII is set to come to theaters December 18, 2015.

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