www.411mania.com
|  News |  Film Reviews |  Columns |  DVD/Other Reviews |  News Report |
SPOTLIGHTS  SPOTLIGHTS
MOVIES/TV
// Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice To Deal With The Aftermath Of Man of Steel (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
MUSIC
// Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Music Video Breaks Records
WRESTLING
// Roman Reigns Not Likely to Face Brock Lesnar Right After Night of Champions
MMA
// Georges St-Pierre Says He Will Not Return to MMA Without Credible & Independent Drug Testing
GAMES
// Teaser Trailer Released for Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hill Reboot


MOVIE REVIEW  MOVIE REVIEWS
//  If I Stay Review
//  The Expendables 3 Review [2]
//  The Expendables 3 Review
//  411 On Tour: Secret Cinema Presents Back To The Future Review
//  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review
//  Guardians of the Galaxy Review
 HOT MOVIES
//  The Dark Knight Rises
//  The Avengers
//  Prometheus
//  The Amazing Spider-Man
//  Iron Man 3
//  The Hobbit
SYNDICATE  SYNDICATE



411mania RSS Feeds





Follow 411mania on Twitter!




Add 411 On Facebook
 


 
 411mania » Movies » News

Advertisement
Rian Johnson to Write, Direct Star Wars: Episode VIII
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.20.2014





With Star Wars: Episode VII well in hand and two standalone Star Wars spin-offs in the works, Disney is already looking ahead to the next episodes in the Saga. Deadline, Variety and The Wrap all report that Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) is in talks to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. Deadline claims that he will also be taking both roles on Star Wars: Episode IX as well, although The Wrap says he will write the treatment for the ninth film but won't direct it. (Variety makes no mention of Episode IX at all.)

Johnson is a genre favorite, having written and directed Looper which hit many critics and fans' top films lists in 2012 and grossed $176 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. He has also directed the neo-noir Brick and took the directorial role on three episodes of Breaking Bad--"Fly," "Fifty-One," and "Ozymandias." The latter is considered one of the best episodes of that acclaimed series.

Johnson will be taking the baton from J.J. Abrams, who co-wrote Star Wars: Episode VII with Lawrence Kasdan and is currently in production on the highly-anticipated film. In addition, Disney has Garreth Edwards (Godzilla) and Josh Trank (Chronicle) set to direct two stand-alone spin-offs of the franchise. Abrams' part in the next two films isn't currently known, although Bad Robot is a producer for them. It's entirely possible that Abrams might take a role similar to how Joss Whedon is shepherding the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Zack Snyder is for DC, although that's speculative at this point.

Star Wars: Episode VII will release on December 18th, 2015. Release dates have not been announced for the other films as of yet, although intimations have been made that Disney and Lucasfilm want to release one per year.





MUST-READ 411 STORIES:

Lindsay Lohan Gets Soaked w/ Ice Water

Top 5 Detective/Noir Films

Benson Henderson's Big Opportunity


comments powered by Disqus





www.41mania.com
Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.