22 Jan – Director J.J. Abrams has now revealed that he has a completed script for the next Star Wars film, "Star Wars Episode VII", and he will begin shooting the film this May in England.
"We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep," said the director.
But regarding any details to the storyline, Abrams wouldn't bite. "We can't talk about story yet," said the director. As far as casting, he had no details but said they will come "soon, and I look forward to that so that we can get past it and we can get on with it."
Abrams also addressed the many rumours circulating the new Star Wars film and he set all of them straight once and for all, "God, there have been so many of them (rumours), honestly. I don't know. But, it's amazing to see how many there are. It's really remarkable. But, it's sweet because it shows that there's an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. It is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out, that people then often write commentaries about how happy they are or how disappointed they are about something that's completely false."
Abrams, who had directed the critically and fanatically pleasing films like "Star Trek Into Darkness", also touched on the recent rumour that he had spoken with "Breaking Bad" actor Jesse Plemons about a part in "Episode VII" saying, "He is one of the actors that we've talked to, yeah. It's not often that I read about actors that I'm going to be meeting. I get to read articles about actors who were going to come in, 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."
Besides "Star Wars Episode VII", Abrams is also making a lot of effort promoting the new show, "Believe", a new drama that he is producing with "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron.