The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Script Is Done

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Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has said back in December that he expects the Star Wars: Episode VII script to be completed in January. Well, it's January, and the script is done.

"We're working really hard and we've got our script and we're in deep prep. Full steam ahead," J.J. Abrams said at the Television Critics Association's press tour this past Sunday (via EW).

Production for Episode VII will begin this May at Pinewood Studios over in London, and the movie will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

Abrams confirms, again, that the movie will be shot on film and that there won't be any scenes filmed with the IMAX camera.

"The problem with IMAX is it's a very loud camera," Abrams explained. "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 [Episode VII] on film."

On the casting front, Judi Dench is reportedly being eyed to play the role of Mon Mothma in the movie.

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