(The Verge) – After successfully rebooting the “Star Trek” film franchise, “Lost” co-creator J.J. Abrams is boldly going where no “Star Trek” director has gone before: directing the next “Star Wars” film.
Multiple media outlets have reported that Abrams will be directing “Star Wars: Episode VII”, which is set to be released in 2015. Abrams had been previously speculated as a potential director for the film, although he denied the role in an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in November. As previously reported, Michael Arndt, writer of “Little Miss Sunshine”, has been set to write the screenplay for Episode VII.
Disney purchased Lucasfilm as well as the “Star Wars” property for approximately $4 billion in late October, and announced that a new trilogy of films is in the works. The films will take place after the original “Star Wars” trilogy (“Star Wars”, “The Empire Strikes Back”, “Return of the Jedi”) and George Lucas will serve as a story consultant on the projects. Little information exists about the movies, so expect more details in the near future. Abrams current project, “Star Trek: Into Darkness” will be released on May 17.
What are your feelings on J.J. Abrams traveling to a galaxy far, far away? Is this good new for the franchise, or should the man stay on board the Enterprise and stick to making “Star Trek” films?
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