[Movies] J.J. Abrams Officially Announced as Star Wars: Episode VII Director
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.26.2013
The rumors were true...
Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures have officially announced that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek, Fringe) will direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Abrams will be directing the first of the new series of Star Wars films from a script by Michael Arndt; Abrams will also produce the film alongside Bryan Burk via Bad Robot under the Disney/Lucasfilm banner
George Lucas commented on the selection, saying, "I've consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He's an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn't be in better hands."
Abrams also commented, saying, "To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor. I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid."