Star Wars Report: Lucas Met With Director Colin Trevorrow About Directing Episode Seven

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Colin Trevorrow didn’t make it onto any of those lists of Ten Directors That Could Direct Star Wars Episode 7 that swarmed across the web last week. Amusingly though, he could be about to become a one-man list of The Director That Is Directing Star Wars Episode 7.

Trevorrow’s first feature, Safety Not Guaranteed, was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US and will hit UK cinemas this December. It’s a kind of science fiction film – or at least it teases you with the possibility that it is. The story revolves around a young journalist investigating a classified ad with which an apparently eccentric, possibly very lonely young man is attempting to recruit a time travel partner. Is he just nuts?

Well, I know, because I’ve seen it, but I don’t want to spoil the last scene. Time travel film or not, however, it’s got a good number of light laughs and some lovely little bits of character business. It’s certainly a good picture and I think it will develop a fair cult following as the years roll on.

But good picture or not, most would consider Safety Not Guaranteed to be a rather odd precursor to taking up the reigns of Star Wars, the most successful film franchise of all time. Nonetheless, Celebuzz are saying Trevorrow has made some real fans at Lucasfilm.

According to the report, Trevorrow met with Lucas himself several months ago to talk about the Star Wars directing job. Kathleen Kennedy, who Lucas has himself implied will actually choose the Episode 7 director, isn’t mentioned in the report at all. I guess she’s just not razzle-dazzle marquee stuff.

I have to say, Trevorrow sounds much more of a likely candidate to me than Matthew Vaughn. The other non-Lucas directors to get a pass at Star Wars were Irving Kershner on Empire and Richard Marquand on Jedi, neither of them plucked from the upward curve of a career in tentpoles and fanboy-pleasing blockbusters.

I’m inclined to believe Trevorrow did indeed take the meeting. I’m also inclined to believe he’s not the only one to have done so.

Okay – so who’s next to drop a name? I’m looking at you, Hollywood Reporter…

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