Rian Johnson On The Possibility Of Directing STAR WARS EPISODE VII
Since Looper, Rian Johnson's name is never very far away from a list of desired directors for Star Wars Episode VII, with many fans hoping his would be one of the names on the eventual shortlist. Unfortunately that doesn't seem likely, although he would be up for it if asked. "I don't think I'm on those sorts of lists," said Johnson. "On the one hand, it's Star Wars, it would be very hard to say no to." Johnson goes on to explain that he's busy working on another original screenplay, and that is will indeed be another sci-fi story.
The Looper director was never rumored to be in the running to helm the new Star Wars flick, but his name pops up frequently on fan's and critic's wishlists. Well, turns out he would be interested, but doesn't think he's on anyone's radar for the job..
"On the other hand, for me, I'm really enjoying just writing my own stuff, and right now that's what I'm doing, I'm writing another original screenplay now, and we'll figure out how to get it made. That's sort of what I'm in it for, is telling my own stories, and seeing if we can strike out on some new ground. So, luckily I don't think it's a problem that I'll have to deal with! It is sci-fi, but it's very different than Looper."
To see the video interview click the link back to Digital Spy below.
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