The new "Star Wars" sequel may have itself a writer -- a good one, too.
Vulture reported that Oscar-winner Michael Arndt may get the coveted job of writing "Star Wars: Episode VII." According to the site, Arndt wrote a "40-50 page treatment" for the film, which could earn him the job when Disney and its newly-purchased LucasFilm decides to hire a screenwriter.
Arndt's draft will reportedly go to the offices of J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird and Steven Spielberg, though none of those directors are necessarily shoo-ins for the job (Can you imagine Abrams guiding the future of both "Star Trek" and "Star Wars"? That's a lot of responsibility. One false move, and every nerd in America would surround his house with death lasers).
According to Deadline.com, Arndt wrote treatments, for "Episode VII," "Episode VIII" and Episode "IX."
Arndt won his Oscar for "Little Miss Sunshine," but he has blockbuster cred. He wrote "Toy Story 3" for Disney and Pixar, and contributed to the script for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
That's a pretty decent resume.
Disney recently bought LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, and promptly announced they were firing up the Star Wars machine again. Matthew Vaughn and Colin Trevorrow have been tied to "Episode VII" as possible directors, while original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill may also be back on board. All three have expressed interest. As an unnamed source told Entertainment Weekly's that Ford is "open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it," though the star would prefer if Han Solo died.
That's not very nice.