The gentleman tasked with writing the next Star Wars film, Michael Arndt (whose previous work includes Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine), has been given the “Thanks for the good work. J.J. will take it from here,” treatment.
There are conflicting reports as to whether J.J. Abrams and producer Lawrence Kasdan will actually take it from there, or just start over. In any event, this hiccup will probably hurt the chances of the project making its ambitious production schedule.
To give you an idea of how big a deal this is, the story may veer off in such a different direction from where Anrdt took it that a large amount of the cast may need to change.
Let’s poor some out for the future Jake Lloyds who will now be relegated to normal, fulfilling lives, lived without the prying eyes of millions.