Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the film's script is finished, or at least in a mostly finalized state, and that he and his team are in "deep prep" to get ready for principal photography, which is expected to begin in the next few months. Work on the film is "full steam ahead," Abrams said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour earlier today.
In addition to the script, Abrams also took the time to comment on a few of the rumors that have been floating around the internet, such as that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons had auditioned for an unspecified role in the film. According to Abrams, Plemons "is one of the actors that we've talked to." Plemons himself downplayed the rumors, saying that they were just that—rumors.
Apparently Plemons is good at keeping secrets.
Abrams also commented on rumors in general, saying that "there've been so many" crazy rumors out there, but that he respects some of it because "it shows that there's an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. But it is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out that people often then write commentaries about. How happy they are, how disappointed they are about something that is completely false. It's a lot of noise, frankly."
The director also said that "in the right situation," he would shoot Episode VII in IMAX, as he did for some scenes in last year's Star Trek Into Darkness, but that Episode VII will be shot on film.
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