As many predicted, the announcement of a new Star Wars movie has put the rumour mill into overdrive. A couple of days ago we reported that Matthew Vaughn is said to be in talks to helm Star Wars VII, and now we have another name to add to the list, Colin Trevorrow.
He’s not exactly a well known name, but he impressed many with his film Safety Not Guaranteed, which got a lot of praise at Sundance (and won the screenwriting award). Now CeleBuzz says they have to an insider, who’s told them the indie filmmaker met with George Lucas himself to discuss the project several months ago.
Lucas was apparently a fan of Safety Not Guaranteed, and it was enough to put Colin on the list of potential candidates to make this highly-anticipated sequel. However it should be noted that Lucas has already said that now he’s sold Lucasfilm to Disney, he’s not choosing the director. It doesn’t mean Trevorrow is ruled out, just that meeting Lucas is far from saying he’s got the job.