Celebuzz recently learned that a new candidate may be up for the job of directing the upcoming Star Wars film. It has been up in the air since the new films announcement and everyone from Christopher Nolan to Joss Whedon and Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Classdirector Matthew Vaughn are reportedly on the short-list of filmmakers who are in talks to helm Episode VII.
Celebuzz has reported that Colin Trevorrow, the director of sci-fi indie Safety Not Guaranteed, has had early discussions with Lucasfilm about Episode VII. It appears that Trevorrow’s previous work has garnered him many fans including George Lucas, the original creator of the mega-franchise as well as being the founder and chief executive of Lucasfilm before selling the company to The Walt Disney Company on Oct. 30.
Trevorrow’s previous film, Safety Not Guaranteed was inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad (written as a joke filler by John Silveira) by a person asking for someone to accompany him in time travel. It was screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
I do not know much about Colin Trevorrow, but his last film was amazing. I think he could do a good job given the chance. Also letting someone new and undiscovered have a chance to direct such a big project could be amazing.
Episode VII is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2015.