Yes, that's right. As Bad Robot tweeted yesterday it took them about 3-4 days to print the Episode 7 script using analog technology, but finally it's officially ready. The news came directly from J.J. Abrams who also confirmed that there are indeed talks with Jesse Plemons who just a few hours ago denied any Star Wars involvement...
The story again comes from The Wrap who were the first to report the Jesse Plemons rumor:
“We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” Abrams told TheWrap. “Full steam ahead, y’know.”
“He (Jesse Plemons) is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah,” Abrams said. “But, you know. It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting … that I get to read articles about actors who are going to come in. And so I get to see someone and say, ‘Oh, I read that I’m going to see you.’ … It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening. It’s a lot of noise.”
He was also asked about whether he’d like to shoot the new films in IMAX, and said he plans to shoot “Episode VII” on film.
“In the right situation I would,” like to shoot in IMAX, he said. “The problem with IMAX is it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very unreliable camera. Only so much film 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. But we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film.”
TheWrap asked Abrams about the craziest “Episode VII” rumors he’s heard.
“There’ve been so many of them,” he said. “It’s amazing to see how many there are. … But it’s sweet because it shows that there’s an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. But it is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out that people often then write commentaries about. How happy they are, how disappointed they are about something that is completely false. It’s a lot of noise, frankly.”
We asked if Abrams plans to direct the next “Star Wars” trilogy entirely on his own, or if he might bring in another director — Cuaron, for example.
“I’m just focusing on ‘Episode VII’ right now,” he said.
So the most important thing we've learned from this article is never to trust an actor when asked about Star Wars. Forget all you've heard so far... :)
Several new bits form another interview with Abrams:
According to that source Abrams also confirmed that filming begins in May in England:
"That's the current plan," Abrams said. "We have our script and we're full steam ahead. Have script, will travel."
"We can't talk about story yet," said the director. As far as casting, he had no details but said they will come "soon, and I look forward to that so that we can get past it and we can get on with it."
Abrams described working on the much-anticipated film as "thrilling. But it's a lot."