— Florian B (@germanjedi) April 25, 2016
The Making of The Force Awakens promised the following:
Preface by J.J. Abrams Foreword by Kathleen Kennedy The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the ultimate eyewitness account of the film’s complete production history—the fantastic work of the conceptual art team, the commitment to creating a new story in a saga that is loved around the world, J. J. Abrams’s helming of the massive production, and the post-production finesse of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound—with exclusive reflections from George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as well as Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and many others. A must-have for Star Wars fans, this authorized, all-access book—perhaps the most comprehensive documentation of an in-progress production ever written—will be an indispensable work for all movie fans and devotees of popular culture.
The book listing is also gone from the publisher’s site: abramsbooks.com. This was one of the releases I was really looking forward to the most. It was unlikely it would have been as good as the original trilogy production books that J.W. Rinzler put out because of the lack of time passing. You can’t really get into the gritty stuff and the drama so close to it as people are not as likely to talk. That was the huge advantage of Rinzler’s last three books being written so long after the fact. That said, it isn’t all about that stuff, as fun as it might be; it’s about the true unfolding of the production and the roads presented and not traveled. Maybe for that reason the time to publish this book isn’t now? Maybe they have to hold back too many pertinent details that pertain to future films?
I’m hoping this book is just delayed for a time or something. Obviously “The Making of” books are our favorites at MakingStarWars.net. Hopefully it isn’t really canceled and if it has been the powers that be change their minds.