Josh Trank Chosen to Direct Upcoming Stand-Alone Star Wars Movie
Disney and Lucasfilm just announced that Josh Trank, the young director of the critically acclaimed found-footage sci-fi film "Chronicle" and FX's "Fantastic Four," has been chosen to head a new stand-alone Star Wars Movie that follows one character from the franchise sometime in the near future.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy welcomed the young director by announcing, "We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family. He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."
Trank responded, "The magic of the Star Wars universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generation is the most incredible dream of all time."
The subject of the stand-alone film has yet to be disclosed, but rumors indicate that the film will be focused on either Yoda, Hans Solo, or Boba Fett.
It was also recently reported that Gareth Edwards would direct the first stand-alone film, which is set to be released on December 16, 2016.