Josh Trank, the director of both Chronicle and FOX’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, has been selected to direct one of the Star Wars stand alone films, though at this point, we don’t know what said movie will be about, so a Lando and Boba Fett buddy space cop film is ostensibly still a possibility. Trank joins Godzilla director Gareth Edwards (and of course, JJ Abrams) in the Star Wars stable, indicating that the Disney owned franchise totes has a type — directors who are on the rise but who also have some experience working on large scale projects. Here’s Trank on the honor of being selected to play with life-sized Star Wars toys for money.
“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.”
Succinct and typical. Were it me, I would have hired a skywriter to congratulate myself.
LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy also had some nice things say about Trank’s imagination and his sense of innovation and blah blah blah. She hired him, of course she’s jazzed about what the guy brings to this project.
/Film is speculating that Star Wars Singles: Lando and The Fett (they didn’t name the film, that’s our little contribution to the world) will roll out in 2018, proceeding Episode VIII, Star Wars Into Darthness. That release date is a bit fakakta for Trank with regard to his work on the Fantastic Four film franchise (PEOPLE ARE COUNTING UNHATCHED CHICKENS!) since the second Fantastic Four film is set to come out in 2017 and it seems unlikely that he’d be able to work on both franchises at the same time.
Abrupt article ending because I have nothing else to say.