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‘Chronicle’ director Josh Trank takes on ‘Star Wars’ stand-alone movie

- June 4th, 2014

Chances are if you’ve directed a monster invasion movie, you’ve got a pretty good chance at getting your own Star Wars film.

Just weeks after Gozilla’s Gareth Edwards was chosen to take on the first stand-alone Star Wars film in the new Lucasfilm universe, the production company has announced Josh Trank will be behind the camera for the second movie.

Trank made waves in Hollywood after debuting his first feature Chronicle, and stole headlines once again after agreeing to sign on as director for the upcoming Fantastic Four.

Like Edwards, Trank doesn’t have a long IMDB credits list, but after critics lauded Chronicle, he became the go-to young director for science fiction and genre films.

According to Lucasfilm, the stand-alone films will be completely independent of the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies.

At this time, not much is known about the films other than each will focus on a primary character from the Star Wars universe that will change with each instalment.

While no announcement has been made as to when Trank’s instalment will hit theaters (Edwards’ is slotted for 2016), various sites have placed their bets on 2018.

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