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Old 01-26-2013, 04:43 AM   #288
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It's Official...

Official Statement from Abrams, Kennedy and Lucas -

Its Official! JJ Abrams WILL Direct Star Wars Episode VII

Originally Posted by SFX
Its very exciting to have JJ aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie, says producer Kathleen Kennedy in the official statement. JJ is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.
Originally Posted by SFX
George Lucas adds, Ive consistently been impressed with JJ as a filmmaker and storyteller. Hes an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldnt be in better hands.
Although it also says that Abrams is still committed to Paramount for a third Trek movie (though not necessarily as director). Could be interesting...
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