Will Josh Trank get to direct his Star Wars standalone film?

Earlier this year, Josh Trank was named as the director on the second Star Wars standalone film, set to be released in 2018. Trank had previously directed Chronicle and was (at the time) shooting the Fox reboot The Fantastic Four, with a screenplay co-written by Rebels Executive Producer Simon Kinberg. Kinberg apparently recommended Trank to…

Kinberg confirmed as writing Trank’s standalone?

With the recent Sony email hack, a lot of industry gossip has leaked (as well as other embarrassing moments). The Daily Beast today posted this excerpt taken from an email by Michael De Luca, the President of Production for Columbia Pictures, to Amy Pascal, the co-chair of Sony Pictures: Star Wars: Any studio would have…

Is Red Five the first standalone film?

There have been some conflicting rumours regarding the overall schedule for the upcoming standalone films. The leaked Hasbro schedule listed Boba Fett for 2016, Solo for 2018 and Red Five for 2020, with episodes VIII and IX appearing in between. Lawrence Kasdan had always been attached as the screenwriter on Boba Fett. But when Gary Whitta was…

Josh Trank to direct spinoff

This is rather surprising news. Lucasfilm have just announced Josh Trank as the director for another spinoff film. Trank previously directed Chronicle in 2012 and is currently filming the upcoming Fantastic Four movie (from a screenplay co-written by Simon Kinberg). Here’s a 2012 interview with Trank where he name-checks Star Wars quite a bit: So…