Michael Arndt, the Oscar winning screenwriter behind Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 has officially been announced as the man on the hot seat for Star Wars: Episode VII. The statement from Star Wars.com.
“As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on StarWars.com, Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas have begun story conferences with Arndt. Arndt won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing Toy Story 3 (2010).”
Check out the video they are referring to after the break.
So, what do you think? Can Arndt pull this off?