George Lucas in cahoots with JJ Abrams about Star Wars

2013-10-09 18:30
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Los Angeles - George Lucas is in constant contact with JJ Abrams about Star Wars Episode VII.

The legendary filmmaker's son Jett Lucas claims his father is heavily involved in the production of the new space film and is regularly in contact with the director about its direction.

Lucas sold the rights to his multi-billion dollar grossing Star Wars franchise and his Lucasfilm company to Disney in a $4bn deal last year.

Jett told Flicks and the City: "He's constantly talking to JJ. Obviously JJ was handpicked. He is there to guide whenever. He'll help where he can. At the same time, he wants to let it go and become its new generation."

Secret Lucas script

Meanwhile, Jett also revealed that his father began penning a script for a seventh Star Wars film a year prior to selling the rights to Disney last October.

He gushed about the script, saying, "I already know what happens. I'm happy with what's going to happen."

Disney has announced it will release a brand new Star Wars trilogy, starting with Episode VII in 2015, followed by Episode VIII in 2017 and Episode IX in 2019. The franchise will also include two spin-off movies in 2016 and 2018.

YouTuber Sincerely Truman gave some of his own input into how the new Star Wars should be made:

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