Report: George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy meeting with “well-known screenwriters” to pitch ideas for Episode VII

Today in Episode 7 reports, we have the Los Angeles Times’ Steven Zeitchik and John Horn saying that “several different screenwriters paid visits to Lucasfilm’s Northern California compound to pitch George Lucas and his co-chair Kathleen Kennedy their ideas for the new live-action installment.” Their source went on to say “they were well-known screenwriters with experience creating big-budget Hollywood films,” and the stories were not adapted from existing Star Wars books. (via)

Their source is anonymous, but this does dovetail neatly with something Kennedy said in the video released Tuesday: “We’re sitting down with a couple of writers and we’re starting to discuss ideas; We’re starting to talk about what those stories might be.” I feel comfortable putting this one in the ‘fairly plausible’ column.

3 thoughts on “Report: George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy meeting with “well-known screenwriters” to pitch ideas for Episode VII

    1. Dunc Post author

      A) This is unconfirmed; the treatments ARE confirmed.

      and/or

      B) The treatments are just like guidelines, really.

      Or probably

      C) They’re not going to just hand over Lucas’ outlines to every screenwriter in Hollywood, even with NDAs. They’re going to have discussions with folks first, let them throw out their own ideas. When they pick a writer, he or she gets the treatments.

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