Michael Arndt is an American screenwriter best known for writing the screenplays for the films Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on Little Miss Sunshine and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3.
On November 9, 2012, Disney Studios confirmed that it and Lucasfilm had selected Arndt to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens in early 2013. Arndt wrote a fifty-page pre-script for the new film. It was Arndt's idea to hold back Luke Skywalker's training of Rey from The Force Awakens, where it was originally planned to appear, for Episode VIII.
|Little Miss Sunshine||2006||Writer|
|Toy Story 3||2010||Writer|
|Brave||2012||Additional screenplay material|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||2013||Writer|
|Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens||2015||Writer, Associate Producer|
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 146
- "Insider Looks Back"—Star Wars Insider 150
- The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Arciero, Ryan (2012-11-09). 'Catching Fire' movie, 'Toy Story 3' writer wanted for 'Star Wars Episode 7' - Chicago Pop Culture. Examiner.com. examiner.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved on November 10, 2012.
- ↑ The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens credits
- Michael Arndt on Wikipedia