'Star Wars VII' Now Being Written By Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams
Toy Story 3 and Oblivion writer Michael Arndt isn't writing a Star Wars anymore, but Disney has bravely decided not to just pack it in and forget it then. Instead, per an official statement, they've already got some other guys working on the script, and those guys are J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Abrams, of course, already has a Star Wars connection in that he's going to direct this goddammer; Kasdan's link is slightly better tested, as he wrote The Empire Strikes Back, your favorite. Those are now the guys to approach with the idea for just having one big lightsaber on the end of a ship and driving it through shit.