Michael Arndt Already Wrote Treatments for 'Star Wars: Episode VII-IX'; Will Probably Write the Screenplay

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Star Wars: Episode VII has found its writer, it seems. Sources told Vulture that Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt has written a 40-to-50 page treatment for the seventh Star Wars movie and will most likely work on the screenplay. Whether he'll be the only one to write it remains to be seen.

But that's not all. Arndt has also written the treatment for not only the seventh movie but the eighth and the ninth movie as well, according to Deadline's sources.

Apparently, Arndt has been commissioned by Lucasfilm to work on the treatments for the new Star Wars trilogy months in advance of the studio's sale to Disney.

Star Wars: Episode VII will bring back an older Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. No word on whether or not Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, or Carrie Fisher will return to reprise their roles. According to Vulture, the movie will start shooting sometime in 2014 for a 2015 release.

With the writer kind of settled, the focus is now on the director. As long as it's not George Lucas calling all the shots, there's actual hope for the new trilogy being good.

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