By Staff Reporter ( | First Posted: Jan 20, 2014 01:16 AM EST
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The script for "Star Wars: Episode VII" has been finalized. Director J.J. Abrams recently confirmed that the writing process has come to an end and that his team is moving ahead with pre-production.

According to IGN, director Abrams did not comment much on his anticipated length for the film, but noted that "it will be movie-length."

He also talked about the shooting format for the film. He previously confirmed that he would make the movie on 35mm film but had never talked about whether IMAX would be utilized for "Episode VII." However, he has now made it clear that he is not completely sold on the idea for the franchise.

"The problem with IMAX is it's a very loud camera," Abrams stated. "It's a very unreliable camera. There's only so much film that can be in the camera. You can't really do intimate scenes with it. It's slow. They break down often. Having said that, they're working on digital versions of these, and so there may be a version one day that we would shoot on. But we're going to be shooting this next movie [Star Wars] on film."

Abrams recently worked with Alfonso Cuaron on a "Believe" series; Cuaron recently put together the Oscar nominated "Gravity," which also takes place in space and made terrific use of special effects. Cuaron also helmed the third film in the "Harry Potter" franchise and was rumored as a potential candidate to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII" before Abrams was officially announced.

When asked if he would consider Cuaron for a "Star Wars" movie or spin-off, Abrams stated, "Just focusing on episode VII right now."

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is slated for release in December 2015.

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