J.J. Abrams is in talks to direct the next Star Wars film.
Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the Star Trek director is negotiating to direct Episode VII, the next installment in the fabled franchise.
Disney, which purchased George Lucas' Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, is fast-tracking a new Star Wars film for release in 2015. Abrams, who directed the recent Star Trek reboot and its upcoming sequel, said in October that he wasn't interested in taking on Star Wars. But the director is said to have changed his mind about the project.
More to come.
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