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Indie Director Colin Trevorrow on Shortlist to Helm Star Wars: Episode VII

Indie filmmaker Colin Trevorrow, who helmed this year’s sci-fi comedy romance ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’ is on the shortlist to direct the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ movie, the anticipated ‘Episode VII,’ Celebuzz is reporting. The director’s previous film has garnered fans at Lucasfilm, including George Lucas, the founder and former chief executive of the production company, before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30. Trevorrow has reportedly had early discussions with Lucasfilm about ‘Episode VII.’

Trevorrow met with Lucas, who helmed the first four episodes in the hit sci-fi series, several months ago. While there has been no word as to what story elements were discussed, Trevorrow is being considered to lead a new trilogy of films in the series.

Among other directors being considered to direct ‘Episode VII’ are Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon and ‘Kick Ass’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ helmer Matthew Vaughn. The film is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Indie Director Colin Trevorrow on Shortlist to Helm Star Wars: Episode VII

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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