Take a look at the statement released by LucasFilm.
For more news about Star Wars: Episode VII - slated for a 2015 release - keep checking StarWars.com."
Michael Arndt also wrote upcoming movies such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Oblivion, both set for release next year. Now that the question of who will write Star Wars: Episode VII is out of the way, the big question is who will direct? Will it be previously-mentioned candidates such as Matthew Vaughn or Colin Trevorrow? Will another filmmaker come out of left field to snatch the coveted gig? Stay tuned. You'll know as soon as we do.
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.