It wasn’t too long ago that we brought you the news that Star Wars: Episode VII was inching closer to the finish line in terms of principal filming, and it seems as though today is that day after J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and more thanked the film’s ensemble cast as the project moves into post.
Here’s the note in full, courtesy of Coming Soon:
To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII:
It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express. From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, you have risen to every challenge and been as wonderfully kind as you are brilliantly talented. Our ambition here is large, of course, and it must be: we are here to make a film that entertains millions of people, of all ages, for generations. To create an experience people will cherish watching as much as we will cherish having made it, together. How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual real tangible proof that you were part of it! Here, then, is that proof. Wear it well, wear it healthily, wear it proudly. But, mostly, thank you.
With Love, JJ Abrams Kathleen Kennedy Bryan Burke
Don’t get too excited about seeing the first footage from Episode VII just yet, though, as it’s only now that the real work gets underway as VFX artists dive into the technical minutia that will really bring Abrams’ vision to life.
Star Wars: Episode VII will launch into theaters on December 18th, 2015.
Source: Coming Soon