Report: J.J. Abrams to direct new Star Wars movie after all
TheWrap is reporting that J.J. Abrams will direct the next entry in the Star Wars franchise for Disney. The publication also says Golden Globe-winning director Ben Affleck was in the running before producers decided to go with Abrams.
Abrams, co-creator of Lost and Fringe for television and director of the re-imagined Star Trek movies, had previously and publicly taken himself out of consideration.
Confirmed: J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode 7! Sources say the negotiations quite down the road.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) January 24, 2013
Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt has been confirmed to be working on the script for Star Wars Episode VII.
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