While The Force Awakens and Rogue One have been taking up most of the limelight in the wake of Star Wars Celebration, many have forgotten that after Episode VIII we were due for another Anthology film directed by the helmer of Chronicle, Josh Trank. Unfortunately, that looks like it’s no longer the case.
Why did Trank leave?
While it’ll be some time until we know for sure, Trank released the following statement: “After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe as always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been part of this. May the Force be with you all.”
What was Trank’s film about?
We don’t know. Presumably after a year of development the premise will stay the same, but it’ll be interesting to see who they get to fill the director’s chair. It isn’t hard to imagine they’re scrambing to draw up a short list as we speak.