"There is no truth to the rumor," Lucasfilm said in a statement issued to the Los Angeles Times Monday. "J.J. is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year."
Set for release in 2015, "Star Wars: Episode VII" is being written by Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Toy Story 3."
Abrams is the co-creator of the iconic TV show "Lost," as well as two "Star Trek" movies.
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