JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode VII
It looks like we finally have news of the director of the Star Wars: Episode VII! J. J. Abrams, the same director who brought us the 2009 Star Trek film and it’s sequel, will be taking on the job. I quite enjoyed the 2009 Star Trek film, it was definitely a lot darker then any of the other Star Trek films… anyway, this is good news in my opinion, it will be really interesting to see which way he will take it.
Unspecified sources have confirmed his appointment in Deadline (“It’s done deal with J.J.,” a source said) and The Hollywood Reporter notes he is “in talks” and “negotiating” the deal.
Star Wars Episode VII has already appeared on Abrams’ IMDB page.
It will be the first Star Wars film to be made since Disney acquired the franchise from creator George Lucas’ company for $4bn last October.
Star Wars Episode VII is due for release in 2015.
An additional two films are being planned by Disney. Lucas himself won’t be writing the scripts but he is expected to provide treatments for all three.
Michael Arndt who wrote Toy Story 3 is due to pen the screenplays for the trilogy.
Disney executives are planning to release the follow-ups “every two to three years” after the Episode VII.
Do you guys think J.J. Abrams is a good choice for the new Star Wars film?