Sunday, 3 May 2015

josh trank

Josh Trank who was down to direct one of the two standalone Star Wars movies is no longer attached to direct.  A statement from Lucasfilm has the director saying that he’s “making a personal decision to move forward on a different path.”

Rumours started at the recent Star Wars celebration where it was announced Trank would not be showing up for a featured panel due to 'feeling under the weather.'  Trank took to Twitter to confirm he had the flu.  Apparently his no show caught Lucasfilm and Disney totally by surprised and seemed to be a last minute decision.

A decision as big as this to walk away from a Star wars movie is not an overnight thing and I wouldn't be surprised if Trank at least was aware of his intentions before Celebration.  Trank posted his thoughts in a statement on StarWars.com

“After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.”

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