From 'Trek' to 'Wars' - JJ Abrams signs on for new Star Wars film - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis

From ‘Trek’ to ‘Wars’ – JJ Abrams signs on for new Star Wars film

Abrams will be directing the continuing story of a galaxy far, far away...

jj-abrams-super-8-secret-trailerWell folks, we finally have a director for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII film due out in 2015.  JJ Abrams, director of Super 8 (2011) and the reboot of Star Trek (2009), has been confirmed by The Wrap to be helming the next film in the epic saga.

Many people speculated who could take on the director’s chair since it was announced that Disney purchased Lucas Films last year.  Names that were thrown around were Ben Affleck, Matthew Vaughn, and Colin Trevorrow but none seemed to come to fruition.  It was also announced recently that Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt will be writing the script for the new film.  Arndt won an Oscar for Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and was nominated for Toy Story 3 (2010).

Abrams has been responsible for bringing ABC’s hit show “Lost” along with “Fringe” and “Alias.”

The film is set to be released in sometime in 2015.

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  • steve

    With this news, I will lower my expectations again.

  • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

    I’m actually really excited about this choice…