Another “Star Wars” Spinoff To Be Helmed By “Chronicle” Director

June 5, 20140 Comments

Director Josh Trank is best known for directing the 2012 film, Chronicle. His current project is the Fantastic Four reboot over at 20th Century Fox. Once that’s finished, Trank will be heading to a galaxy far, far away. Check out Trank’s Star Wars themed video from 2007 and the official press release below.

In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney continue development of multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. The newest director to come on board is Josh Trank.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Josh into the family,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “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 states, “The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time.”

Is this a good choice? He doesn’t have a lot of films under his belt, but I really enjoyed Chronicle. It seems that the Star Wars spinoffs are going to the young up-and-comers in Hollywood and I like that. In case you missed it, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is directing the first announced spinoff. Read more about that HERE.

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