We have another director for the ever growing Star Wars Saga. Lucasfilm and Disney have released the news that director of Chronicle and the upcoming Fantastic Four, Josh Tank, will join the ranks of George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand, JJ Abrams, and Gareth Edwards. Check out the official press release from Lucasfilm below.
Press Release: 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."
Trank captured imaginations worldwide with his critically lauded directorial debut Chronicle, a fresh and engaging take on the superhero genre. Trank is currently at work on The Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox.
An official date for the film has not yet been release. More than likely it will come between Episode VIII and Episode IX. The other question is, who will this Stand-Alone film feature?