Lucasfilm and Disney have announced that Josh Trank has signed on to direct a stand-alone Star Wars film. Trank is best known for directing the found-footage superhero film Chronicle and is currently working on The Fantastic Four reboot film for 20th Century Fox.
"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," said 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."
"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,” says Trank.
Trank is the second director to be announced as working on a stand-alone Star Wars film. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards was the first. No word yet on who will be the focus of either of their films.