The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 12, 2012

Star Wars VII eyed for 2015 release

Hunger Games: Catching Fire screenwriter on board

David Hurst
dhurst@tribdem.com

The award-winning writer of Little Miss Sunshine and has been picked by Disney to write the Star Wars VII screenplay.

Disney's newly-acquired Lucasfilm branch confirmed on StarWars.com that Michael Arndt, who also penned the yet-to-be-released Hunger Games' sequel Catching Fire, is already working with George Lucas on story conferences aimed at laying out a storyline for the next installment in the sci-fi epic.

Star Wars VII is pencilled for a 2015 release, the website says.