A long time ago in a galaxy far far away the news of director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, writer of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, took over screenplay duties for the up and coming Star Wars Episode 7. At the time many saw this as a great movie, including myself, since Abrams is a self described uber fan of the franchise and Kasdan's resume speaks for itself. Many wondered if this move had a deeper meaning than striving for a better story. The fears and concerns of many have been confirmed by Abrams himself.
Abrams admitted that he and Kasdan took over writing responsibilities because the process was taking too long. With shooting on the film scheduled to begin early next year and Disney unwavering on a 2015 release date it seems that Abrams wants to get the pre-production jobs done as quickly as possibly while retaining quality. This does raise some concern since building a Star Wars film isn't an easy task and we've already seen several examples of how Star Wars can go wrong.
As a Star Wars fan seeing the director somewhat worried over the script and timing does worry me some. But even the original film, A New Hope, went way over schedule and over budget. So perhaps the Star Wars formula of great movies out of troubled productions will hold true.